By: Crispin Havener
It's a sweet deal for some Quad City kids.
Byrum Family Dentistry is collecting Halloween candy and shipping it to troops overseas. For each pound of candy, kids get a dollar, a toothbrush, and a coupon for a free exam and x-rays. They say it's a great way to get rid of some excess candy.
"The kids don't eat all the candy," says Bonnie Byrum. "They don't like all the candy that they get. It's not really good for their teeth. And so it is a win-win because we can send it to the troops, and the kids don't have all the candy."
Byrum did the collection two years ago and collected 26 lbs. of candy to send to troops overseas.