Annual Candy Buyback yields 2,350 pounds

Molen Orthodontics gave out more than $5,300 to local kids in exchange for the sweets.

Molen Orthodontics hosted its annual Candy Buyback last Wednesday, the day after Halloween, collecting candy that kids trick-or-treated for in exchange for cash.

This year, close to 500 kids turned in more than 2,350 pounds of candy; at $2 per pound (10 pounds max), Molen paid out more than $5,300.

Additionally, more than 630 cans of food were donated.

“Having lived in this community our entire lives, we love the opportunity to give back,” said Dr. Aaron Molen. “It’s such a special gift to be able to work and live in the same community you grew up in.”

All the candy and food donations will be given to local charitable organizations.

Photo courtesy Molen Orthodontics