Families are invited to bring candy they collected from trick-or-treating, school parties and trunk-or-treat Halloween events to local dentist offices for candy buy back events.
Unopened candy will be purchased by the dentists, then sent to men and women serving overseas.
Buy back events include:
- Dr. P. Steven Wainess and his staff will host a Halloween Candy Buy Back from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. Unopened candy will be purchased by the pound and sent to members of the armed forces through Operation Gratitude. There will also be refreshments, games, prizes and a the opportunity to write a letter to a soldier. Veterans will attend, and historical military vehicles will be on display.
- Dr. Steven Stricker will hold a candy buy back from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. This year the event will feature a bounce house, Humvee and a U.S. Army soldier. There will also be donuts, cider, hot dogs, chips, snacks and stations for children to draw pictures to send to the troops.