log in to manage your profile and account
- Create your account
- Receive up-to-date newsletters
- Set up text alerts
Published: Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 7:59 AM
— Esther Price Candies — which already raised $85,000 for victims and surviving family members of the Oregon District mass shooting when it donated an entire day’s company-wide sales in August — has unveiled a new “Dayton Strong” chocolate bar that will raise more money for the charitable effort.
“We were born in Dayton, we’re a Dayton company, Dayton has supported us, and we want to support Dayton,” Doug Dressman, executive vice president of Esther Price Candies, told this news outlet.
>> RELATED: Esther Price expands, and its chocolate lovers will benefit (October 2018)
A portion of the proceeds from the candy bars will be donated to the Dayton Foundation’s Oregon District Tragedy Fund, Dressman said, “until we run out of bars.”
The Dayton Strong chocolate bars are sold in two sizes: eight-ounce bars for $7.35 and 1.5-ounce bars for $1.60. The bars are available in milk chocolate and dark chocolate, and are being sold in company stores, where they were introduced last week.
The shooting left 10 dead, including the shooter, who was shot and killed by police just outside the doorway to an Oregon District bar. Several others were injured.