Nashville dentist ‘buying back’ Halloween candy to support troops


There may be such a thing as too much candy with parents unsure about what to do with the excess of Halloween treats in their house following a night of trick-or-treating.  

A Nashville dentist is offering to buy back your extra Halloween candy while supporting the troops.  

The Nashville Smile Team has been participating in “Operating Gratitude” for nine years. The program provides care packages for men and women serving our country.  

“It’s really a good program to eliminate the temptation at home and we are still able to use candy in a way that we are able to give back,” said Dr. Kristin Rushing with Nashville Smile Team.  

They expect to collect 500 to 600 pounds of candy, with kids receiving $1 per each pound donated. 

The candy is then donated to the troops and cards and letters are appreciated. 

Their offices are located at 5437 Edmondson Pike, right next to the library, and will be accepting candy from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

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