Candy buy back

Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Dr. Rose Sheline, DDS and Dr. James Dunn, DMD weigh candy during the Halloween Candy Buy Back program at Center Street Dental in Auburn on Friday. Lucas and Hannah Martin, at left with their mother Audrey, split $12 and earned $6 for the schools that they attend after bringing in 12 pounds of candy that they collected while trick-or-treating on Thursday. Sheline said that she hopes to collect more than last year's cache of 272 pounds. The candy will be sent to troops overseas through Operation Gratitude, the reason why the Martin family decided to participate. Bryan Martin was deployed overseas as a member of the Air National Guard. "I know it is for a good cause," Audrey Martin said. Sheline said the buy back is intended to educate parents that candy should be consumed in moderation. Her practice has seen children as young as one come in with cavities. "The No. 1 reason is parental education," Sheline said. Dental assistant Jessica Hutchinson records the weight of the candy in the background. 

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Eric  LeBlanc's picture

This is a betrayal and a disgrace

This is a betrayal and a disgrace to the people who gave the children candy out of the kindness of their heart. The candy was meant for the enjoyment of the children, not for resale. I understand that it's for a good cause, but it's still dishonest and underhanded to accept the candy under false pretense. If you want to support the troops just send a donation. All participants involved should be ashamed of themselves, especially the adults behind this.

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