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Donate candy bars to troops
Donate candy bars to troops

DULUTH, Ga. -- The Gwinnett County Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting a candy bar drive to support Hugs for Our Soldiers.

The GCVB will accept donations of full-size candy bars and bags of M&M's through Friday, Dec. 7. No mini candy bars will be accepted.

The person who donates the most candy will win an overnight stay at North Georgia Canopy & Ziplining Tours in Lula, three Adventure Tours and a $75 Visa gift card. The entire prize package is valued at $545.

Hugs for Our Soldiers is a nonprofit organization that sends letters and care packages to troops serving overseas. Learn more about it at www.hugsforoursoldiers.org.

"We chose to support Hugs for Our Soldiers to show support for the military during a time when they can't be with their families," GCVB executive director Lisa Anders Minter said in a statement. "The troops love receiving chocolate bars because it's a small treat that reminds them of home."

The GCVB is located at 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 200 in Duluth. Candy bar donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The winner of the prize package will be contacted by Friday, Dec. 14.