Girl Scout Troop #1361 conducted its annual post-Halloween candy collection for military members by asking Tryon Elementary third graders to donate leftover or unwanted Halloween candy.

The candy was sent to Staff Sergeant Roger McMurray, who is stationed in Japan. Tryon Elementary first graders also made cards for the troops.

SSgt McMurray recently sent a letter of thanks and holiday wishes to the Girl Scout troop, saying he and his friends enjoyed the candy, and added kind words of gratitude and encouragement.