Oak Grove dental clinic buys back Halloween candy

OAK GROVE, MS (WDAM) - For the third straight year the Cronin Family Dental Clinic in Oak Grove held a candy buy back party Wednesday afternoon.

Children were allowed to bring their excess Halloween candy to the clinic and have it bought back for a dollar a pound. The party also included entertainment, a jump house and slide for the kids, goodie bags, and door prizes.

All the candy bought back will be sent in care packages to military member stationed over seas.

"I remember when I was a kid I had a great time trick or treating and collecting a lot of candy, but I always got sick afterwards when I tried to eat it," said Kelly Cronin DDS. "By the kids coming back and selling the candy not only do they establish good oral health, but they have a good feeling giving back to our community and our soldiers."

All the kids also had an opportunity to make cards or write letters to the soldiers.

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