Candy donations for soldiers

Staff Report

POMEROY — Not sure what to do with all that Halloween candy — how about donating it.

Hopewell Health Centers of Pomeroy will be accepting donations of unopened candy from Nov. 1-3 with the donations being send to deployed soldiers.

The project is organized by the Hopewell Health Centers Oral Health Program as a way to promote dental health.

“The goal is for the kids to trade their Trick or Treat candy for a chance to win a Wal-Mart gift card. Trying to get them not to eat the candy and save their teeth,” stated site manager Amber Johnson in an email.

As an incentive, each donation of one pound of candy will enter the participant into a drawing for a $50 Wal-Mart gift card.

Staff Report