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This is so sweet!

This is so sweet!

by Carolyn Holly

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Posted on May 18, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 3:56 AM

Some sweet dreams will soon come true for Wood River Valley kids.

The skies over Hailey will be dotted with tiny parachutes the afternoon of Thursday, May, 26.

Each chute will carry candy for local school kids waiting below.

This is all part of a re-enactment of candy drops made by an American pilot and eventually by many of his fellow pilots during the historic Berlin Airlift of 1948 and 1949 to children isolated in the divided city of Berlin, Germany.

The candy drop zone will be the Wood River High School football field.

The candy will come raining down between 4 and 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

If that isn't sweet enough, get a load of what will happen after the candy drop.

Col. Gail Halvorsen (USAF Retired), who started the candy drops over Berlin in 1948, will describe the Berlin airlift and his unique role in it at a presentation at the Ketchum Community Library a few hours after the Hailey candy drop, May 26, at 6 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.

Enjoy, Carolyn