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IL Algonquin - Candy BuyBack Day - 11-3-12

Postby Whinter » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:27 pm

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Halloween Candy BuyBack Day
Learning Express Toy Store – Algonquin, IL

Tour of Duty:
Neil Auer (3446) – Gunner
Jon Weger (9142) – Darth Vader
Cheryl Whitaker (3127) – Biker Scout

This was a 2-hour troop at the Learning Express Toy Store in Algonquin, IL (a location that we have trooped several times before for our MSABC Donation Station). Today they were holding their Annual Halloween Candy BuyBack Day, where you receive vouchers ($1.00 per pound of candy, up to 3 pounds) that you can use at the store, and then the candy is given to local food pantries. Last year they brought in over 300 pounds of candy! This year they were right on track for another 300 pounds, if not more! It was a great success!
We met several children that brought in their unwanted candy (some that made quite a haul trick-or-treating!), played with many of the toys with the kids, and took lots of photos. It was a lot of fun and a great troop. Thanks to Jon and Neil for coming out with me for this one! Looks like we’re going to have at least another 2 requests for birthday parties out of this troop, so get ready guys! LOL.

Here are some photos from today’s troop:
http://s1099.photobucket.com/albums/g39 ... quin%20IL/
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Re: IL Algonquin - Candy BuyBack Day - 11-3-12

Postby Runnin'6712 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:45 pm

ToD updated
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Re: IL Algonquin - Candy BuyBack Day - 11-3-12

Postby Schph Gochi » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:46 am

Very cool store...
and looks like you had a lot of fun..
as always!
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