Sell Back Your Halloween Candy

By: Jordan Shefte Email
By: Jordan Shefte Email

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Halloween may be over, but not all traces of the holiday are gone.
You're now left with that tempting pile of candy.
If you're looking to get rid of it, Art of Life Chiropractic is holding their fifth annual candy buyback.
By participating, you won't just be helping your figure, you'll also be making a military members' day just a bit sweeter.

Halloween provides a chance to dress up and go trick-or-treating, but then, you're left with all that candy.

"We know that sugary candies can lead to things like diabetes and obesity, which then can lead to other more serious conditions," said Chiropractic Doctor Marcus Deaver.

So, to promote health in the community, Art of Life Chiropractic is willing to take your unwanted sugar stash off your hands as part of their fifth annual candy buyback.

"The kids bring in the candy, we weigh it, we pay them a dollar a pound," said Chiropractic Technologist Angie Deaver.

"They seem to love it because we hand out little gold dollar coins, and so it's kind of cool for them they think it's like a money chest," Marcus Deaver said.

Typically it's dentists that participate in the candy buyback program, but chiropractor Marcus Deaver says that sugar also goes against his practice.

"As a chiropractor, we focus on the whole body, the health of the whole body,"Deaver said. "So the sugar aspect can also effect your overall health."

Instead of consuming the calories yourself, you're passing the treat on to our troops.
The candy is sent overseas, along with a card.

"It just reminds them of home and it usually it hits them when they're having kind of a bad you know day,"Angie Deaver said. "They get that box of candy and it just brings a smile to their face."

Typically, the cards are sent to Operation Gratitiude in California, and are given to military members at random.
But this year, Angie and Marcus Deaver want to reach out to local heroes.

"This year we wanted to try and include some local men and women that are serving, we thought this would be a great way," Angie Deaver said.

It's a Halloween message, from home sweet home.

The office is located in El Dorado at 311 South Main Street.
You can drop off candy Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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