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Sadie Hawkins Dance at LP-A to help raise 'Treats for Troops'

Members of the Lake Park-Audubon National Honor Society will be hosting a Sadie Hawkins Dance for Charity on Friday, Nov. 3 at the LP-A High School Theater, to help collect cash and donations for this year's 'Treats for Troops' campaign.

The dance, which starts at 9 p.m. (doors open at 8:30), is open to all students in grades 7-12.

This year, the NHS is collecting 'Treats for Troops' in a slightly different manner than in years past, when students have gone door-to-door asking for donations. The response to that effort resulted in over 80 pounds of treats — mostly candy — being sent to active troop members in the past several years. While the "treats" are greatly appreciated, the commanding officers may not see it as a part of a healthy diet and regime for their troops, so NHS members will be requesting healthier options.

Some of the recommended treats that will be accepted include packaged coffee, jerky, pretzels, snack crackers, trail mix, and hunting/fishing/sports magazines. Liquids cannot be shipped abroad to the troops and therefore, cannot be accepted. Donations to "Treats for Troops" will be accepted from now through Monday, Nov. 6 at LP-A High School, or can be collected personally by NHS members upon request. The Lake Park American Legion has once again agreed to help with the shipment of the items.

If you have items to donate or an enlisted service member from the LPA area that you would like to recognize, please contact the LPA NHS advisor, Cheryl Hogie, at chogie@lpa.k12.mn.us or via the school office at 218-325-0754.

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