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Dr. Tim Brovont and his team at Neligh Family Dentistry are taking a new approach to trick-or-treating this year with a candy buy back.
The goal of the buy back is to promote dental hygiene in hopes to decrease the amount of sugar intake around the Halloween season. They are also using this opportunity to give back to our troops. Brovont explained that many offices take different approaches, but he has specifically chosen to use Operation Shoebox to use the buy back as a way to honor the troops.
“I thought it would be something nice to do for the troops, and obviously getting that excess sugar from the kids. Everything in limitation kind of thing. We all probably splurge from time to time, but it’s that massive bag of candy from trick-or-treating for hours,” he said.
After the event, the dentistry office will pack up the goodies and send them off to Operations Shoebox for care packages for the troops.
To participate in the candy buy back, kids ages 12 and under can bring in the excess or all of their candy for trade in. For each pound of candy, the office will pay the child $1, up to $5. Each participant will also be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card. The buyback will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on November 1st and 2nd, and November 3rd from 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.