Kayleigh Williams, Alyssa Manning and Trevor Hubbard, who have dubbed themselves the “Candy Cane Kids,” will sell cocoa and cookies at Saturday night’s parade and use the money to adopt angels from the Angel Tree at Walmart.

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‘Candy Cane Kids’ to sell treats at parade

Published 10:47pm Friday, December 7, 2012

A group of local kids will once again sell hot cocoa, cider and baked treats at the Suffolk Holiday Parade to raise money for gifts for the less fortunate at Christmas.

Cousins Alyssa Manning and Trevor Hubbard, both 7, and friend Kayleigh Williams, 10, raised about $300 last year to adopt angels from the Angel Tree at Walmart.

They hope to double that this year and be able to help more people.

The “Candy Cane Kids” have secured donations of cocoa and other products from Walmart and Farm Fresh, and Starbucks, Hardee’s and Chick-fil-A have donated cups.

“We’re going to help the charity and the older people,” said Kayleigh. Her favorite of their products will be hot chocolate, she said.

Alyssa said the kids are trying “to help charity.” Trevor said selling cookies and hot chocolate will be “to help the Angel Tree and kids and older grown-up sthat don’t have any toys and don’t have anything.”

“We’re hoping to make it a big success so we can help more people in the community than what we did last year,” said Jenna Hubbard, Alyssa’s mother.

Everything will cost $1, and the stand likely will be set up near the Mr. Peanut statue at the corner of Washington and Main streets.

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