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Dentist saves smiles while treating troops during candy buyback
Dentist saves smiles while treating troops during candy buyback

PORTAGE, Mich.—A Portage dentist plans to do something sweet with the candy she buys back from trick-or-treaters.

Dr. Susan M. Dennis is teaming up with Operation Gratitude to donate treats to troops deployed overseas.  All children who donate their candy to the program will be eligible to win an iPod touch from Dr. Dennis.

“We want Michigan kids to have healthy teeth and beautiful smiles,” Dr. Dennis said. “Our team is encouraging children to treat our troops with a portion of their Halloween candy.”

This is the third year for Dr. Dennis’ Halloween Candy Buyback, which will take place November 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at her office at 8150 Moorsbridge Rd., Suite A.  Dr. Dennis will pay $1 per pound for new, wrapped candy.  The treats will be shipped to Operation Gratitude,  which will put the candy into holiday care packages sent to troops. 

Last year, Dr. Dennis’ office collected 357 pounds of candy for Operation Gratitude.  This year they hope to send 1,000 pounds.