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November 5th, 2009 by Temple City Tribune
Like trick or treat in reverse, Mayflower Elementary School second grader, John Maines, hands over a bag of Halloween candy to be weighed at the school’s candy buy back day. For every pound of candy turned in, children received a prize and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a new bicycle. All five Monrovia elementary schools participated in the Healthy Halloween candy buy back program which collected a total of 1,043 pounds of candy from students.
The candy will be donated to the Armed Services YMCA at Camp Pendleton. The program was spearheaded by the Monrovia Youth and Family Network, a coalition of local organizations that includes the Monrovia Unified School District, Santa Anita Family YMCA, and Champions for Change – Network for a Healthy California. Bikes were donated by the SAFYMCA and Stan’s Bicycle Monrovia.