A local dental office has organized a Halloween candy exchange to benefit U.S. troops.
Kool Smiles Dental Office, is coordinating "Operation Troop Treats" for the third year. This operation encourages children to bring their Halloween candy to the Kool Smiles dental office in exchange for a toy. The candy will then be sent in care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas via Operation Gratitude. Kool Smiles initiated the program in 2012 to help raise awareness about good dental hygiene while uplifting American armed forces serving overseas.
In 2013, children and families donated more than two tons of candy for the troops through Operation Troop Treats. Kool Smiles is encouraging families I the area to exceed last year's contribution.