A Win-Win for Teeth, Troops, and Parents – Dr. Rotem Sponsoring Halloween Candy Buy-back Contest

Posted on October 8, 2014 By

How do you get kids to part with their Halloween candy stash, which will help save their teeth? Dr. Ron Rotem, a dentist at 355 Lakehurst Road, Toms River, is actively contributing with his annual Halloween Candy Buy-back Contest.

Dr. Rotem will buy back Halloween candy on Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. He will then donate the candy to our troops overseas.

Bring your Halloween candy to Dr. Rotem’s dental office, and he will give you $1.00 a pound up to 10 lbs. per family for candy collected from Halloween trick-or-treating. In addition, the child who brings in the most candy, by weight, will win a $50.00 gift card.

Individual classrooms, not schools, are also eligible to win a cash prize. One teacher from either a public or private school who collects the most Halloween candy, by weight, from students in his or her classroom and brings it to Dr. Rotem’s office will be eligible to win $400.00 to spend for his or her class.

This is the tenth year Dr. Rotem has sponsored his Halloween Buy-back Candy contest. Dr. Rotem said, “Obviously, the less candy kids eat, the better it is for them and their teeth. I started the candy buy-back program as an incentive for kids to donate some of their candy and at the same time make Halloween special for our overseas troops.”

Last year, Dr. Rotem collected hundreds of pounds of candy, which was shipped to our overseas troops through the American Recreational Military Service (ARMS). http://www.supportarms.org/