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Cash for Candy Submitted: 10/31/2012
- Many kids in the Northwoods may have already started trick-or-treating over the weekend, but Wednesday is officially Halloween and time for the big haul.

It's part of a nationwide effort for dentists to buyback kids' candy after the holiday called Cash for Candy.

Healthy teeth aren't the only reason dentists participate, they also do it to boost moral in the military.

Dr. Dean Hussong of Hussong Family Dentistry says, "The troops, overseas, are looking for as much help as they can get in a lot of areas and they appreciate the candy treats. We'll buy back any unopened candy after Halloween, after kids have had a few days to enjoy them."

The current "going rate" for the candy buy back program is 1-dollar per pound and sweets aren't the only thing the dentists ship overseas, Hussong says, "We try to send brushes and dental floss and all that stuff. It's a national effort and we're part of a small cog in the national effort to do that. The candy will be shipped out to California and it will be taken to the troops from there."

You can also donate your candy or even the cash payout to the troops.

In Tomahawk, Hussong Family Dentistry will be buying candy on Monday the 5th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Story By: Michael Crusan

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