Send Leftover Halloween Candy to Troops Serving Overseas during 10th Annual Treats for Troops

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The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting individually wrapped, non-chocolate candy as part of its 10th annual “Treats for Troops” collection to send thanks, encouragement, and sweets to our troops overseas. Sheriff Michael Bouchard also encourages parents and children wishing to participate to include notes (thank you, holiday, etc.) to the troops with the donation. “Treats for Troops is a great way parents can participate in a community service project with their kids while showing our troops we support them back home,” said Sheriff Michael Bouchard.

Individually wrapped, non-chocolate candy will be accepted from Friday, November 1st through Tuesday, November 5th at 4:00 p.m. at the following Oakland County Sheriff’s Office locations:

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Donate Extra Halloween Candy to Oakland County Sheriff’s Treats for Troops

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If you’re looking for a way to get rid of extra Halloween candy, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting individually wrapped, non-chocolate candy as part of its 9th annual “Treats for Troops” collection to send thanks, encouragement, and sweets to our troops overseas. Sheriff Michael Bouchard also encourages parents and children wishing to participate to include notes (thank you, holiday, etc.) to the troops with the donation. “Treats for Troops is a great way parents can participate in a community service project with their kids while showing our troops we support them back home,” said Sheriff Michael Bouchard.

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Celebrate the Halloween Season at Hauntiac 2018 in Downtown Pontiac

A photograph taken from the ground up of a tall building in Pontiac at night. A spotlight can be seen shining up into the dark sky.

The streets of Downtown Pontiac have been transformed into Hauntiac: a Halloween celebration for all! Whether you’re seeking family-friendly or seriously spooky activities, head to Hauntiac for a thrilling good time. From now until November 3rd, there’s a wide selection of fun and exciting events – you won’t want to miss it!

See what’s happened so far during Hauntiac in downtown Pontiac at Erebus, Goldner WalshThe Pontiac Little Art Theatre (PLAT), and more in our video below:

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Check Out Oakland County’s Crowdsourced Halloween Displays Map

Lit Jack O' Lanterns lined up on a stone wall and in another line on the ground on a dark night. The white Van Hoosen Museum stands in the background next to a tree with orange foliage.

H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N is coming! Get into the spooky spirit of the season with a visit to the best Halloween Light Displays in Oakland County, Michigan and beyond. Whether you want to show off your own Halloween decor, or take a drive to check out other displays, Oakland County’s Crowdsourced Halloween Light Displays Map can help.

Submitting is Easy!

How does it work? You can submit festive displays from your home or business to the Oakland County Crowdsourced Halloween Displays Map and once approved, the homes and businesses will show up on the map for users to visit in person.

A screen shot of Oakland County's 2018 Holiday LIght Displays Map. The map is dark gray and the cities are listed in white text. Purple pinpoints indicate which cities have a display. The right side of the page opens up with a photo of the display that's being clicked on. It shows a photo of pumpkins lined up on stone wall at night with text about the location. Continue reading