Rushville Republican

October 29, 2013

A sweet salute for the troops


Rushville Republican

---- — Have you ever wondered what to do with the excess candy your children receive while trick-or-treating, except, that is, to eat it all yourself? This year’s Halloween Candy Buyback, hosted by Superb Smiles Dental Care, offers the perfect solution while giving a sweet salute to deployed American military members.

Located at 200 Harcourt Way, Superb Smiles will be buying back excess Halloween candy for one dollar per pound from 2 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, and Monday, Nov. 4.

For the donation, each child will receive a “goodie” bag of items including toothbrushes, toothpaste, a free bowling pass and a one day pool pass. In addition each child will receive one raffle ticket for each pound donated (up to 5 lbs.) to be drawn for a Next Book 8” Android Tablet with camera. Children attending in costume will receive one extra raffle ticket.

Not only does the buyback event prevent local children from consuming too many sweets, it serves a greater purpose as well. The candy will be sent to American troops overseas in cooperation with Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that works to lift the morale of soldiers abroad by sending care packages.

Participating children are also welcome to bring a letter to military personnel to show their appreciation and support for our troops

“We’re not trying to ruin all the fun by taking kids’ Halloween candy,” Dr. A.J. Winters said. “We just wanted to give the community a chance to protect their dental health while doing something great for our military.

“We are happy to send a taste of home to our service men and women who are missing this fun holiday while they’re deployed,” Winters continued.

Local sponsors include: McGowan Designs, Rushville Bowl, Harcourt Outlines, Inc., the City of Rushville and Superb Smiles.

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