Too much Halloween candy? Local dentists participating in buyback program

The candy that is collected will be shipped to troops serving overseas "so they can have a small reminder of what is going on back home in the US", the office said.

At least three Fort Wayne dental offices are holding candy buy-back events this week to collect trick-or-treat candy from children.

Dr. Sheila Shah of Macon Smiles Dentistry is buying back children's Halloween candy to send out in care packages to our troops.

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Every child who donates 25 pieces of unopened candy will receive a toy.

Angela Becker Orthodontics will pay $1 per pound for Halloween candy, along with an additional $1 per pound to the child's school.

Last year, the Greenville area donated more than 180 pounds of candy to send to troops.

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"We're getting a little bit of candy out of the kids hands as well as getting it to people that don't get a lot of candy all the time", Gold said.

Along with candy, the dentist office will also be sending dental kits and letters of appreciation to the US troops.

All the candy brought to Kool Smiles will be sent in care packages to US troops overseas who can't be home for the holidays.

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Candy can be exchanged during the company's office hours: 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Saturday.


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