Candy Buy Back Event Nears Record Amounts
“I treated the troops” was the theme for Davis Family Dental’s Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back held on Tuesday, November 1st from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Twenty-nine children stopped by and 117 pounds of candy was collected to forward to our military troops through Operation Gratitude. This came close to topping the record high of 119 pounds set in 2014. The children received $1 for every pound of candy donated and also registered for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Piñata Time. Those donating 3 pounds or more also received a free t-shirt. The largest donation of the day weighed in at 8 pounds. Adding to the excitement of the afternoon was a live broadcast of the event on 93.1 The River with Lana Greene.
The Halloween Buy Back candy collected will be distributed to the military troops via OPERATION GRATITUDE, through the California Army National Guard. The children proudly signed their names to a greeting card, which is included in the care packages being shipped to the men and women serving active duty for our country. They also had the chance to meet and thank a couple of our local heroes for their service. Major BJ Malcom of the Air Force Reserves and Joe Libal, veteran of the Nebraska Army National Guard were kind enough to meet and greet the children.
Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing daily are great preventative measures, but doing away with excess sweets altogether will really give your teeth a healthy boost. Global sugar consumption for kids increases by about 2% annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year, which means parents need to be sure their kids’ teeth are being cared for more than ever. Candy can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain, as well as tooth decay. In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to damaged and/or broken teeth.
Davis Family Dental extends their appreciation to all the children and adults who supported their Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back, and we hope to see you all again next year.