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Lufkin dentists offer to trade Halloween candy for toys

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

In the aftermath of trick-or-treating, parents might be wondering, what do I do with all of that candy? A few Lufkin dentists say bring it to them - for a good cause.

Kool Smiles Dentists is taking part in Operation Gratitude. It's a national project that allows children to turn in their Halloween candy for toys. For every 25 pieces of wrapped candy, he or she will receive one toy. All the collected candy will be shipped to U.S. troops.

"The candy's going to be gathered up and separated and sent to troops overseas to bring them a little piece of home," William Brandenburg, the manager of Kool Smiles, said."And … also for the kids, it's going to help promote their dental health."

Kool Smiles will also accept monetary and toy donations. The leftover toys will be donated to local military children.The event runs November 1st thru 3rd. Donations can be dropped off at the Kool Smiles dentist office at 400 South Timberland.

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