Too much Halloween candy? Local dentists participating in buyback program

Casey Dawson
November 2, 2017

This month, if your kids bring in one full, sandwich-sized bag of candy to one of these locations, they will get a $5 Target gift card.

Children can drop off candy at Lima Road Dentistry at 9019 Lima Road on Wednesday from 8 4:30 p.m., on Thursday from 7 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 7 noon.

Based on a survey featuring over 2,000 Americans from, the majority of states in the country don't like candy corn and licorice comes in second place as the least desired.

He said Kool Smiles will send the donated candy to Operation Gratitude along with dental kits and funds to cover the shipment of 200 care packages to USA troops.

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Kool Smiles' "Operation Troop Treats" is in full effect now through Saturday, November 4 in an effort for local children to give back to US troops overseas.

Kathy Ancell, area leader for Kool Smiles of Lubbock, said since the operation began, they have been able to raise more than 12,000 pounds in sweet surprises to send overseas.

If you're like our family, your kids won't need all the Halloween candy they'll receive. The donated candy will be send to Operation Gratitude, which ships candy to troops overseas in care packages filled with letters of appreciation, food, entertainment, toiletries, handmade items, and other reminders of home. All donated candy will be sent via Operation Gratitude to USA service members stationed overseas.

Surf City Dental is holding its seventh annual candy buy-back event.

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