Dentist Buying back Halloween Candy for the Troops

LOCUST GROVE, Geo. (AP) _ Sure you could eat any Halloween candy
you have left over. But a Georgia dentist is hoping people in her
town will let her buy it back so the goodies can be sent to U.S.
troops overseas.
Dentist Linda King, of Locust Grove, says Halloween is great
fun, but two or three days of candy is all anyone needs. She says
the buyback is a win-win deal. King says parents are eager to get
candy out of the house, and the troops will get the treats in a
care package.
King says last year she collected 60 pounds of candy with hardly
any promotion. But she says with more media attention this year the
goal is 600 pounds. King says the candy will be given to a group
called Operation Gratitude which puts together care packages for
troops overseas.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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