Kiwanis See’s Candies Sale Closes Out

Ann Hayes was one of several Kiwanis members who sold See’s Candies on Central Avenue in front of Bennett’s Fine Jewelry. The sales there and in several other locations went well because of the many club members who helped. Kiwanis’ share of the sales revenue will partially replace the income that was lost when ultra-dry weather forced cancellation of the 2018 Kiwanis Fourth of July Fireworks Show. Courtesy/Kiwanis


Kiwanis closed out the public portion of its See’s Candies sale Dec. 8 at “Breakfast with Santa.”

Kiwanis Treasurer Cindy Eaton said that she was assisted at the “Candy Table” on “Breakfast with Santa Day” by Kiwanians Louise Mendius and Lorraine Hartway.  Together between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., they sold $375 worth of candy.

In all, Kiwanis has sold 600 boxes of candy since the sale began the first week of November, bringing in $7,165. Approximately 20 percent of that money will stay with Kiwanis, helping to offset the losses the club had to face when ultra-dry weather forced cancellation of the 2018 Kiwanis Fourth of July Fireworks in Overlook Park.

Eaton said the hottest sales day came Friday, Dec.7, when the candies were displayed in the lobby at Los Alamos National Bank. Eaton said the boxes she had brought that day disappeared in record time.

“They cleaned me out within two hours,” she said.

Basically, the candy campaign is over now—at least for 2018.

“We’re going to bring in (a total of) about $2,000. I’m happy,” Eaton said.

She said she planned to send in her last major order today, but she planned to take a few last-minute orders from Kiwanis members (and, perhaps, a few members of the public) during the noon to 1p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 Kiwanis Club meeting.

She thanked all of the Kiwanis members who helped with the candy sales, all of the businesses and organizations that provided space for sales, and all of the people who bought or ordered candy for their support of Kiwanis and its programs. She singled out Bennett’s Fine Jewelry for special thanks. She noted that Bennett’s was the primary pre-order site for the candy and then provided sidewalk space in front of the store for table sales. She said Bennett’s was “instrumental in making this sale a success.”

And what, you might ask, was the most popular of the many kinds of candy offered? “The dark chocolate assortment,” Eaton said—although she herself liked one of the candies with nuts the best.