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Tootsie Roll Drive planned Oct. 8-9

The Knights of Columbus in Washington State will hold a Tootsie Roll Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8-9 at four Tri-City locations.

The locations are: Albertson's at Clearwater Avenue and Edison Street in Kennewick, Ranch & Home on Columbia Center Boulevard in Kennewick, Yoke's on 27th Avenue and Olympia Street in Kennewick and Wal-mart in Richland.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to support Special Olympics as well as other special needs organizations.

Members of the Knights will be on hand at each location asking for donations. And whether you contribute or not, Tootsie Rolls will be given away to anyone who wants one, organizers said.

The drive is part of the national Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll drive, which raised about $1.5 million last year for special needs groups. This is the first year Washington Knights have taken part in the fundraiser.