Dental Office is Offering To Buy Your Candy

CREATED Oct 23, 2013

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  • Watterson Family Dentistry wants to buy your candy for the troops.

You may wonder why a dental office would want such an abundance of candy. Dr. Scott Watterson, the man behind the madness explains, “It helps our community in several ways, and when I was told about the benefit to our soldiers, I was sold on the idea.”

Not only will this event brighten the day of our heroes, it can help save lives! You see, the soldiers don’t consume most of the candy. It is actually used to befriend the Iraqi/Afghani children. When our troops enter a new area, the children generally swarm to meet them ~ a tradition that goes back to WWI. If no children appear, it is a sign to our men and women that there may be IEDs in the area!

The Candy Buy Back is also a way that Dr. Watterson believes he can help Jackson’s kids be a bit healthier following the ‘sweetest’ holiday of the season, and at the same time he is able to give back to the Jackson community. Dr. Watterson hopes this event will be even bigger than in past years.

“People have been asking us if we would be buying candy again this year for the past several months.” said Watterson. His answer has always been, “Absolutely!”

On Wednesday, November 6th from 7am – 5:30pm, Thursday, November 7th from 7:30am – 6pm and Friday, November 8th from 8:30am – 3pm Dr. Watterson will be paying $1 per pound of candy (up to 5 pounds per person).

To participate, stop in to their office at 1030 Laurence Avenue, Jackson, MI 49202.