The Cascades Center for Dental Health is holding its annual Halloween Candy Buyback to benefit US troops stationed overseas.
On Nov. 1 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. area residents can take their Halloween candy to the Cascades Dental's offices at 46302 McClellan Way in Sterling.
The Halloween tradition rewards children for eating less candy and helps troops. The candy will be donated to troops and those who donate their extra candy will receive $1 for each pound of candy donated.
Children will also get a goodie bag with a flashing firefly toothbrush, and each donation will enter donors in a drawing for a free iPod touch.
“I love the idea of sending extra candy to our troops, who don’t have the opportunity to spend Halloween at home with their families” said Dr. Shreyesh Ruparelia of Cascades Dental in a press release. “Kids are rewarded for helping out the troops, and some soldiers get a little taste of home. My team and I really enjoy the chance to give back to our community.”
After the candy is collected it will be sent to troops via Operation Gratitude. In the last few years Cascades Dental has sent more than 600 pounds of candy to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Since Cascades Dental is shipping the candy right away, it will only be accepted on Nov. 1 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, or questions, call 703-444-5095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.