Paradise Valley students donate Halloween candy to the troops

Wendy Allen, principal at Fireside Elementary School, and Susan Transon, administrative assistant at Horizon High School. (submitted photo)

Wendy Allen, principal at Fireside Elementary School, and Susan Transon, administrative assistant at Horizon High School. (submitted photo)

Students at Boulder Creek and Fireside elementary schools have donated their Halloween candy for a good cause.

Together, the two schools collected more than 2,200 pounds of candy in two days. With the help of the Military Family Support Group, the candy will be packed into supplies boxes that will be sent to American troops, according to a press release.

Susan Transon, an administrative assistant at Horizon High School, helped coordinate the donation at both schools.

She has been part of the Military Family Support Group “family” for 11 years and shows her support to the organization by participating in packing for the troops.

The Military Family Support Group supports troops, including her son, Corporal Andrew Juraska, who did three tours of duty with the Marine Corps, by sending packages of supplies to them.

Corporal Juraska graduated Paradise Valley High School in 2004.

Both schools are in the Paradise Valley Unified School District.

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