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Fisher students collecting donations for Operation Candy Cane

Fisher Elementary school has teamed up with other area schools to offer Operation Candy Cane. The program is an annual event held around Veteran’s Day where items are collected to support active duty soldiers and veterans. In the past, care packages have been sent overseas and students have created cards to brighten a soldier’s day.

This year items will be collected to support the Gregory J. Harris Courtesy Room at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport. This is one of only a few privately funded military lounges in the nation. It offers snacks, drinks and a comfortable place for our servicemen and women to rest while they await flights or transportation to their next destination.

Participating in Operation Candy Cane teaches students character traits that will be with them a lifetime. The collection will run though December 5th. Items can be sent to school with your child or dropped off at the main office. Students in each grade level are asked to donate the following items:

  • Pre K – snack size chips
  • Kindergarten – paper plates snack & full
  • First grade – packaged cheese/peanut butter crackers
  • Second grade – individual packaged candy (must be wrapped)
  • Third grade – mouth wash (travel size)
  • Fourth grade – powdered drink mix