Candy Bank accepting donations
Halloween is upon us again and I am excited to announce that the White Street Candy Bank is open for business and accepting donations. Last year the Candy Bank accepted and distributed a whopping 300-plus pounds (street value of $750) of candy from 45 donors, making it possible for more Upper Historic Loop residents to participate in the fun without breaking their budget. We counted over 1,100 trick-or-treaters last year, and expect just as many again. Anyone wishing to make a deposit can bring bags of candy, small giveaway toys or healthy treats to drop-off spots at Regalia Handmade Clothing at 16 White or across the street at Oscar’s Cafe during business hours. Cash donated will be used to purchase candy by candy bank volunteers. Upper Historic loop residents wanting candy to distribute can begin picking it up at Regalia on Oct. 30. Our heartiest “Thank-you’s” go out to everyone involved, and to the city’s promotional entities who have honored the neighborhood’s requests to keep this nostalgic, resident-funded event off the event calendars and “in the hood”.
— Mark Hughes