Candy 'buy-back' set tonight in Shamokin
SHAMOKIN — Owens Dentistry is collecting Halloween candy from area children as part of Operation Gratitude, a program designed to send Halloween candy to U.S. Armed Forces overseas as a way to say thanks. The collection, originally scheduled for Thursday, will take place today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the office, 21 E. Independence St.
Operation Gratitude will be sending 60,000 care packages. In addition, the group hopes to send 100,000 toothbrush/toothpaste kits along with the goodies.
Owens Dentistry will pay children $1 per pound with a 5-pound limit per child for their candy collected during this Halloween season. For every pound, Owens Dentistry will donate one
Letters of thanks to the troops and cash donations (to help defray cost of shipping) are welcomed.