ANDERSON, Ind. —
In years past, local hospitals would X-ray candy that children collected to make sure it was safe for consumption, but Randy Titus, a spokesman for St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital, said hospitals no longer offer that service.
“We do not want to give parents a false sense that the candy is safe,” he said. “We recommend the parents inspect the candy and children should only be going to houses you know and trust.”
Horstmeyer says his goal this year is to have people put their “money where their mouth is.”
“I think about half of the people don’t want the money anyway,” Horstmeyer said. “People know we are doing it for the troops and for the kids.”
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