Candy buyback at local dentist

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Ruby Canyon Dental hosted their annual candy buyback Friday.

It's not just an effort to keep kids from eating too many sweets after Halloween, the candy that's collected gets sent to our troops.

Kids that brought their candy in got a dollar per pound of treats, and got to write a card to send to those in the military along with that candy. It's something Ruby Canyon Dental has been doing for around ten years now, and plan to keep doing for many years to come.

"We had a veteran last year that shared how wonderful it made him feel when he got something from home, so it's just something really special," said Dorothy Serrano, Ruby Canyon Dental.

Operation Independence sends care packages to military members and veterans to remind them how much we appreciate their service, and are thinking of them.

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