Halloween candy buyback a success

Helps troops overseas


Courtney Fletcher

LifeSmiles of Sidney collected nearly 200 pounds of candy on Monday. Trick-or-treaters were able to sell back their candy and get up to $5. Pictured from left are: Desi Farner, Halle Farner and Barb Johnston.

LifeSmiles of Sidney hosted its seventh annual Halloween candy buyback event on Monday.

The event is sponsored by LifeSmiles of Sidney, Hoppens Orthodontics, Western Nebraska Endodontics, Sidney Regional Medical Center and local UPS employees.

The office collects the candy to be made into care packages for soldiers overseas through Operation Gratitude. Its mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the active duty and veteran communities and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to members of the military. Operation Gratitude has...

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