FVH Auxiliary Goodies sweeten the holidays

(Le Mars) 160 pounds of caramels, lots of white fudge, chocolate fudge
and peanut clusters galore…it’s candy time for the Floyd Valley
Hospital Auxiliary.

Nearly 50 volunteers have spent at least 8 days over the last month
hand mixing, cutting, wrapping, and packaging candy for the sweet
tooths of Le Mars area residents.

One of those volunteers is Bob Kenaley.  He got his arm twisted to
come help when organizers mentioned that they could use some braun to
cut caramels and fudge.

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Betty Dutcher is one of the chair people of the Candy Sale committee
and has been involved with the candy making for over a decade. She
says that the number of orders increase every year because store
bought candy just isn’t the same as the real thing.

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The sale has gotten so big they had to do two rounds of ordering to
accommodate the demand, and to make sure people could have the candy
for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Many people in town will be picking up their orders tomorrow (Friday),
but if you didn’t get a chance to pre-order, there may be some treats
leftover at Saturday’s Goodie Sale.  The Goodie Sale has leftover
candy as well as breads, cookies and snack mixes.  There is also a
gift shop and caramel rolls and coffee available to snack on while you

The Floyd Valley Hospital Auxiliary Goodie Sale is this Saturday, 8am
to noon in the conference rooms at the hospital.  Proceeds from this
years Candy and Goodie Sales will go toward ER waiting room
renovations at Floyd Valley. (News report and photos by Angela Drake,
KLEM News)