Solon Middle School and Orchard Middle School are collecting leftover Halloween candy for the troops until Friday.
Too much Halloween candy? You can donate it to a good cause! Solon Middle and Orchard Middle schools are collecting extra Halloween candy that will be sent to troops serving overseas through local USO organizations. If you have a student at Solon Middle or Orchard, simply send the candy to school with them or drop it off in the office. If you don't have a student those schools and would like to support the students' collection efforts, please bring any extra Halloween treats to the Solon Board of Education offices. There will be a collection box there until Friday, Nov. 9.
The hunt, sponsored by the Solon Italian Club in cooperation with the Solon Recreation Department, is expected to draw about 1,000 kids to the football stadium at Solon High School
The Solon Italian Club will host its 27th annual Easter Egg Hunt at noon on Saturday, a holiday event expected to attract hordes of excited kids and support a good cause. While the event is free, the Italian Club is collecting donated canned goods to give to local charities and food pantries. In addition, organizers ask participants to bring non-perishable items they could send to military personnel deployed overseas. “It has always been our pleasure to organize and hold this Easter Egg Hunt,” said Bob Yodice, club president on their website. “We are also acutely aware of the sacrifices made by the men and women in our armed forces. Since we are anticipating a large crowd again this year, we thought it would be an excellent opportunity…