Monday, November 1, 2010

Area dentist buys back candy for kids overseas!

From the local CBS affiliate's web site:

Now that Halloween is over, many people do not want candy in their house with good reason.

However, a local dentist is offering a good way to get rid of it and you'll get money for your troubles.

That's where Dr. David Petti comes in. He's buying candy back from people for $1 a pound. The maximum is five pounds, but that's quite a bit of candy.

The rules dictate that you have to be under the age of 18 and have an adult or guardian accompany you to his office in Plum.

The next question is, where is all this candy headed off to?

"We're going to try to send it over to the troops in Afghanistan," Dr. Petti said.

It would be nice to send candy over to soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan, but there's a bigger reason for treating the troops.

The soldiers over there oftentimes give candy to Afghan children and one-by-one it wins hearts and minds.

"That's what they're doing, they're actually handing over only some of their candy to them. I just think it's a good thing. They work pretty hard for us over there," Dr. Petti said.


To read the rest of this story at the KDKA web site, click here.


shoxnz said...

It is a odd but a good idea.
Interesting dentist

Michael Rodriguez said...

haha Nice! this is funny! i enjoyed reading this stuff!

Monster Scholar said...

Wow, sugar highs should win hearts and minds. Then again I'm bitter because an office mate of mine keeps bringing in stale candy after Halloween. Gross!

Fowl Ideas said...

A childhood friend of mine had a dentist who actually had a candy bowl in his waiting room.

Tony Destroni said...

nice one ! i hope this dentist is on my list of dentistas . i love this post .


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