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.
Whether you're on the giving end or the receiving end of Trick or Treat spoils, everybody has an order in which they eat the candy in their house post-Halloween. What's yours?
Remember when you were a kid and you got home from trick or treating? You'd dump the booty of candy on the kitchen table and after the perfunctory inspection by mom and dad, you dive in and start chowing down. Which one did you pick first? For me, it was the Butterfinger. Then the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. As the days passed, I had a mental list of preference of which candies got eaten next and then next until the least favorite candy remained. My last in line was the Mary Janes. What's your favorite? Take our poll or if we didn't list yours, put it in the comments. And for you party poopers who are going to say, "Is this the most important news in your town, Patch?" I say, lighten up. Life's short, have a little fun. And eat some …