Candy bar drive for soldiers continues March 27 in Canton
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 9:15 am

At the Brewer Bookstore in Canton, B99.3’s Todd Truax, Mary Charleston, and Elroy the Elk collected hundreds of candy bars for service members returning to Fort Drum.

POTSDAM -- This is the last week for the candy bar drive for soldiers returning to Fort Drum from overseas deployments.

Mary Charleston said they had reached halfway to their goal of 10,000 candy bars, to be given to soldiers as their families as a token of appreciation.

Todd Truax from B99.3 and Mary Charleston of the Potsdam Elks Lodge will broadcast live from noon till 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27 at the Canton Kunoco Mini Mart to spur the drive toward its finish.

Charleston says that their broadcast on Tuesday at the Potsdam Price Chopper netted the drive another 523 bars.

Last week’s broadcast at the Brewer Book Store at St. Lawrence University resulted in 478 candy bars donated during the radio show.

Charleston says she is delivering the candy on Friday, April 4, so the last chance people will have to contribute will be Thursday, April 3 when she packs them all up at the Potsdam Elks Lodge, 10 Elm St.

More info: Mary, 566-9058 or Bruce, 212-0248.