Local orthodontists prepare for candy buy-back

Last year, Molen Orthodontics collected 2,500 pounds of candy.

  • Monday, October 15, 2018 3:09pm
  • Life
Last year, Molen Orthodontics collected more than 2,500 pounds of Halloween candy, paying young trick-or-treaters more than $5,000 total. Contributed photo

Last year, Molen Orthodontics collected more than 2,500 pounds of Halloween candy, paying young trick-or-treaters more than $5,000 total. Contributed photo

It’s that time of year again, when goblins, ghosts and ghouls take to the streets toting their buckets and pillowcases door-to-door, filling them with heaps of candy. There will be bobbing for apples, carving jack-o-lanterns and, of course, the 14th annual Candy Buyback event at Molen Orthodontics to help make this Halloween safe and healthy for children of all ages.

On Thursday, November 1st, between 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., children can bring their wrapped Halloween candy to any of Molen’s three office locations, and in exchange, will receive $2 per pound for their candy (10 pound maximum).

Last year, Molen Orthodontics collected over 2,500 pounds of Halloween candy and 1,500 canned food items to donate to local charitable organizations, military personnel overseas, local churches, outreach groups, and food banks, the company said in a press release.

Molen also pays an extra dollar to the kids that wear their Halloween costumes and an extra dollar to the kids that bring in two or more canned food items.

Kids and their parents can travel to any of the three Molen offices:

• Auburn – 1110 Harvey Road

• Enumclaw – 1771 Farrelly Street

• Sumner — 16209 64th Street E (Suite 101)

“Halloween is a fun holiday for kids of all ages,” Dr. Rick Molen said in the release. “But too much candy can contribute to tooth decay. And for people who wear braces, eating sticky or chewy candy can harm their braces and may lengthen their orthodontic treatment.”

For more information on our Candy Buyback event, contact Nicole at nicole@molensmiles.com or (253) 939-2552.

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