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Update: Chocolate Maker to Send 1,000 Pounds of Fudge to Soldiers

The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Branson spent the last two days filling hundreds of containers full of chocalate to send to troops in time for Christmas.

BRANSON, Mo. -- More than 1,000 pounds of fudge will be sent to local soldiers serving overseas.

The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Branson spent the last two days filling hundreds of containers full of chocolate to send to troops in time for Christmas.

For every pound of chocolate sold in July, Rocky Mountain matched it. Together, the company's Branson and Osage Beach locations will send out 1,300 pounds of chocolate.

Several soldiers who will be deployed in four days came to the factory to help out Thursday. They told employees how much this will mean to the men and women who will receive a piece of home.

"It was just exciting just to hear what bringing the fudge -- sending the fudge to them -- especially for Christmastime," says Karin Martin with Rocky Mountain Chocolate.

The fudge will be sent out to the soldiers through Shoeboxes for Soliders. An organization started by this week's Hometown Hero, Rhonda Luttrull.

Earlier Report:
Hometown Hero: Mom Sends Special Shoeboxes to Soldiers

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