Logan dentist offering cash for candy

<span class=”s1″>LOGAN – No one wants to keep children from the fun of their trick or treating adventure this time of the year. But one local dental office has some healthy ideas after Thursday night is over.</span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>For that reason Cache Valley Pediatric Dentistry will sponsor its second annual Candy Buy Back event, 3-7 pm Friday, at the offices at 1451 N. 200 E., suite 250 in Logan.

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<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Dr. Daren Gehring suggests that after trick or treating the children sit down with their parents and pick out their favorite treats and bring the rest of the candy to his office Friday and he will pay them for it.</span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Dr. Gehring said all the candy collected will be sent to our troops overseas through Operation Gratitude. </span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>“It’s an incentive we want to offer to the kids of Cache Valley to reduce the amount of sugar that they eat this time of year,” said Emily Gehring, wife of the dentist and coordinator of the project. “We know that tooth decay is the number one chronic disease in kids and we want to help them change some habits and learn some good habits for their dental health.”</span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>The kids will earn a dollar for every pound of candy they bring in, up to five pounds.</span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Mrs. Gehring said the children won’t go home empty handed.</span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>“We will have some fun things there including a fish pond and if they bring a letter or a picture to send to the troops they will qualify for a drawing that will include a red tricycle for the younger kids or an electric scooter for the older kids.”</span>

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