Machinists make Halloween sweeter with candy drive

WHITE CENTER — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 did their part to make Halloween a little sweeter for kids in one Seattle south-end neighborhood.

CandyDriveUnion members collected close to 600 pounds of candy, which was donated to the Salvation Army of White Center for its annual Halloween party.

“There was enough candy left over to cover their Christmas party too,” said IAM 751 Business Representative Rich McCabe, who headed up the union’s candy drive.

The Salvation Army’s annual Halloween party provides a safe alternative to trick-or-treating for children in the White Center neighborhood.

This year’s party was a lot of fun for everyone, thanks in large part to Machinists Union members, said Maj. Raymond Erickson-King, the Salvation Army’s senior officer in White Center. “Lots of kids and families benefited from your organization’s generosity,” he said.

Originally formed in 1935 by hourly workers at the Boeing Co., District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents more than 33,000 working men and women at 52 employers across Washington and California.

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