Dentists offer cash for candy to benefit troops

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Southlake and Grapevine dentists are bringing new meaning to the phrase, “put your money where your mouth is.”

Vineyard Dental in Grapevine and Huckabee Dental in Southlake are offering cash to kids in exchange for their excess Halloween candy. Trick-or-treaters can bring their candy to either location as part of a national program called Halloween Candy BuyBack. The candy will be shipped to troops overseas via Operation Gratitude.

“Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well,” said Dr. Richard Perez of Vineyard Dental.

Candy will be collected at Vineyard Dental at 2030 Glade Road in Grapevine on Nov. 4. Each child is eligible to receive $1 per pound up to five pounds for all unopened, uneaten candy. For more information call 817-442-0440.

Huckabee Dental at 505 West Southlake Blvd. in Southlake will be collecting candy through Nov. 8, with a 10-pound maximum. For more information call 817-494-1929.

Last year, the Southlake office collected 140 pounds of candy. The staff hopes to collect twice that amount this year.

To find other participating dentists, go to the Halloween Candy BuyBack website at

Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367

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