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By Dani Hemmat

Good, healthy fun


November 3, 2018

Photo courtesy of Flagstaff Academy

Parents deliver over 660-pounds of candy donated by Flagstaff students in 2017.

This Halloween, the ghouls and goblins of Flagstaff Academy will be some of the healthiest trick-or-treaters around town, and also some of the most generous.

Flagstaff students are encouraged to take part in an initiative created by the school’s Dragon Wellness Committee. The committee, part of the PTO, created this year’s Candy Climb in an effort to encourage healthy habits and activities. Spurred on by parents Tami Beaton and Jodie Popma, the initiative is a contest to get each student to donate much of their trick-or-treat haul for a chance to win passes for local wellness activities.

Each classroom will have donation boxes placed the day after Halloween, and the classes that turns in the most pounds of candy will win prizes. The first prize winners will win passes to Longmont Climbing Collective, and the second place winners will receive passes to Warrior Playground.

Last year, the leftover candy drive at the school netted over 660-pounds of sweets that was then donated to Operation Gratitude, which sends care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas. The school’s goal is to surpass that amount for 2018. This year, the candy will be donated to the local American Legion Post 32 in Longmont.


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