Halloween Candy Buyback Program Benefits U.S. Troops

Some Lexington dental offices have organized a Halloween candy exchange program that benefits childrens’ teeth and U.S. troops overseas through ‘Operation Gratitude,’ which annually sends 150,000 care packages to service men and women, Veterans, first responders, wounded warriors and caregivers.

Pediatric Dentist Jackie Banahan is offering to pay kids $1 dollar for every pound of candy they turn-in to her office.  She’ll then send that candy to U.S. troops overseas as part of a care package from home.

Organizers said it’s a great way to thank our troops for their service and sacrifice, while at the same time cutting down on the amount of candy kids eat at Halloween, which is hard on teeth.

To learn more about Dr. Banahan’s candy buyback program, call her office at 859-223-4888.

Lexington Kool Smiles dental office on Winchester Road is offering to give one toy for every 25-pieces of unopened candy that is brought-in with a limit of three toys per child.

It’s the third year for "Operation Troop Treats" at the Kool Smiles office.

The program runs October 29 through November 5.

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Check with your dentist’s office to see if it’s participating.

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