Cash for candy, treats for the troops



Your kids have a sack/pumpkin/bag full of candy, and you’re worried about their teeth going to rot with all that chocolate. What to do?

One local dentist, Dr. Scott Waterson, is offering to buy back your kid’s candy during a special “Treats for the Troops” campaign. The idea? To buy back candy at $2 a pound (limit of five pounds) on Monday, Nov. 3 at two locations. Then Dr. Waterson will send the candy to soldiers stationed in Iraq to either (a) treat themselves or (b) use to gain trust and acceptance with Iraqi children. Pretty cool, huh?

You can take your kids to either Dr. Waterson’s office at 306 W. Washington, suite 204 in Jackson from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or to Mancino’s at 1196 N. West Ave from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your kid’s candy and you’ll get $2 per pound.

American 1 will be on-site with a special deal: we’ll double your money if your child opens up an Eagle Earners kids account. Plus we’ll have a chance to win a $25 American Express gift card at each location.

The Cash for Candy program is great from start to finish: kids can prevent cavities, earn a bit of money, and help out our efforts overseas in the process. But don’t keep all the Halloween candy away from your kids; maybe let them have a piece (or ten) as a treat before you drop off their treat-filled pumpkin.

Think you can keep your kids out of the candy for a whole weekend? It will pay off if you do. Call Dr. Waterson’s office at (517) 782-1467 for details.


1 Response to “Cash for candy, treats for the troops”


  1. 1 Jessica Curry November 2, 2008 at 4:30 am

    This is the best cause I’ve seen in a while!!! I’ll be there!

    Supporting our Troops,

    Jessy Curry


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