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CHP, Save Mart partner to hand out free candy

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Rain and snow couldn't stop the Truckee branch of the California Highway Patrol and Save Mart from bringing Halloween smiles.

CHP and Save Mart supermarkets in Truckee partnered this year to help bring Halloween treats to the town's children on a rain-soaked Oct. 31.

Save Mart graciously donated a large amount of candy and treats to be handed out by CHP officers.

This is the third year that Save Mart has been the sole donation source for CHP and the annual candy giveaway/pedestrian safety booth in the Gateway Center at Halloween.

CHP personnel who helped hand out candy include Sgt. Randy Fisher, Officer Pete Mann and Melissa Martin, as well as the CHP Truckee Senior Volunteer Squad of Jerry Blakely, Dick Grundy, Pat McDonough Manuel Ezquerro and Judy Feldhausen.

"The CHP and the children of Truckee again want to thank Save Mart for their continued support of Halloween fun in Truckee," Mann said.

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In related news, residents can join Officer Mann on Nov. 14 and Nov. 22 at Save Mart in Truckee for the second annual Turkey Drive.

"We will be 'stuffing' a patrol car full of turkeys and all the fixings to benefit the less fortunate in our area over the holidays," Mann said. "All food and donations will be given to a local charity."

Visit chp.ca.gov to learn more about CHP.