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Brad's Beat: Joplin Kindergartners Candy House Tour
By Brad Douglas
JOPLIN, MO.--- Area elementary students learned a sweet lesson in candy making. Joplin kindergarten students visited the Candy House today for a free tour. The students received a field trip because they raised more than $14,000 for the Operation College Bound Program. It transports students to area colleges to show them their options after high school. The students learned how to make candy bars and also dip rice crispy treats in chocolate. Organizers say it's nice that kids at a young age are already thinking about college.
"I think it's so good to get our kids to learn about college. It's fun to get the kids at an early age, wonderful the school district is doing this," said Pat Hicklin, Candy House.
In order to raise money for their fundraiser, the students sold caramel apples made by the Candy House.