Ethel M Factory Hosts 180 Nevada Students During First Book Event

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Stu Haack, Ethel M E-commerce Manager, reading to Henderson area school children.
Stu Haack, Ethel M ecommerce manager, reading to Henderson area school children.

Henderson, NV — As part of a partnership with nonprofit social enterprise First Book, Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC hosted 180 Nevada school children for a Reading and Discovery Experience at its Ethel M Chocolate factory on September 6.

 

David Borghesani, Mars Wrigley chocolate history research manager, giving a chocolate history demonstration
David Borghesani, Mars Wrigley chocolate history research manager, giving a chocolate history demonstration

The program addressed some challenges and resources gaps impacting students from low-income households, according to the candymaker.

 

Head Gardener, Steve Bowdoin, gives a tour of 600-species cactus garden to Henderson area school children.
Head Gardener Steve Bowdoin gives a tour of 600-species cacti garden to Henderson area school children.

During the tour, which included stops at the facility’s 600-species cacti garden, students were read The Candy Bomber: The Story of Berlin Airlift’s “Chocolate Pilot,” which tells the story of Gail Halvorsen’s airdrop of candy to Berlin’s children after WWII. Each student received a copy of the book and participating principals received a $1,000 check for educational resources, the company reports.