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LifeSmiles buys Halloween candy, saves smiles

With its annual candy buyback event, LifeSmiles of Sidney is both creating and saving smiles.

The event, in its ninth year, buys back candy by the pound from children after Halloween

"We invite children to bring their candy after Halloween to trade it to us for money and prizes," Leasa Dornbier, owner/dentist, said. "We'll give them $1 per pound up to five pounds of candy for kids ages 2 to 12, and then they are entered into a drawing for different prizes."

Dornbier was inspired to bring the nationwide Halloween Candy Buyback effort to Sidney more than nine years ago.

It has since been met wit...


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