Halloween Candy Buy-back Contest Will Provide Treats for the Troops

Posted on October 3, 2012 By

Can you get kids to part with their Halloween candy stash? Dr. Ron Rotem, a dentist at 355 Lakehurst Road, Toms River, does it by adding something sweeter to the mix for kids and their families. Dr. Rotem will buy back Halloween candy, starting Tuesday, October 30 through Thursday, November 1, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  He will then donate the candy to our troops in the Middle East.

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. 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.

Dr. Rotem will have the candy shipped to our overseas troops through Ronnie Miccuilla from American Recreational Military Service (ARMS). http://www.supportarms.org/

This is the eighth 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 am also hoping that buying back the candy will be an incentive for kids to help themselves and make someone else’s life a little sweeter, too, at the same time.”

Last year, Dr. Rotem collected 460 lbs of candy, which was shipped to our troops.