Tootsie Roll Drive to help people with disabilities

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WALLA WALLA — The Second Annual Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive will be held Friday, Saturday and Oct. 7.

The events raises funds to help people with disabilities.

Knights of Columbus members and other volunteers will be at various retail locations throughout the community soliciting donations. Eighty percent of what is raised in the community is put to work in the community.

Nationally this program has been in existence since 1970, with 47 states participating this year.

Last year more than $60,000 was raised through 35 participating councils across the state. This resulted in 25 different local organizations benefitting from their efforts. More than $10,000 was donated to the Columbus Charities Special Olympics Summer and Winter Games program.

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