The Edmond Sun

January 24, 2014

Camp Fire members sell candy to attend camp


Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma, a nonprofit youth service organization, kicked off its annual candy sale Thursday that will run through Feb. 24. During the sale, Camp Fire members work for five weeks to earn money to attend summer camp and gain funds to attend college after high school graduation. These efforts, coupled with support from central Oklahoma citizens and businesses, help Camp Fire maintain a full range of programs and services that directly enrich the lives of youth in our area and to better our community.

“Candy sales are a tradition with Camp Fire. By participating in the sale, young people are taking part in a unique learning opportunity emphasizing public speaking, math skills, teamwork, responsibility, confidence and goal setting,” said Joanna Yozzo, Camp Fire Club program director.

Businesses and individuals may also donate candy for U.S. Troops overseas. Each year Camp Fire partners with Operation Pioneer Spirit and Blue Star Mothers to ship candy to service men and women. Last year, Camp Fire sent more than 150 cases to troops.

During the sale, a variety of World’s Finest chocolate candy, including cashew clusters, peanut butter bears, pecan clusters and malted milk balls will be available to purchase. For individuals looking for a sugar-free option, Camp Fire will also be selling Camper’s nut mix. Prices for candy range from $2-$6.

For more information on how to purchase candy and support the youth of the community, call 254-2063 or visit the Camp Fire website at www.campfirehok.org.

About Camp Fire

Camp Fire is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit youth development organizations, serving youth, teens and families in communities across the United States. Camp Fire programs are research-based, delivered to youth and families through out-of-school time, environmental and camp and teen service and leadership programs. Camp Fire’s focus is giving youth and teens the opportunity to find their sparks, lift their voice and discover who they are.