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Halloween Candy Used for a Good Cause

Children posing with some of the candy collected at the 8th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back event.

Children posing with some of the candy collected at the 8th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back event. Photo Contributed

Dr. Tisseront's 8th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back event benefiting Children's National Medical Center and Troops overseas was held on Monday Nov. 4. Over half a ton of leftover Halloween candy was collected. Tisseront donated $2 per pound of candy- $1 per pound went to Children's, and $1 went to the child/family donating. Many families chose to donate their dollar as well. The official tally was 1,575 pounds of candy collected in all, with all candy being shipped overseas to troops. Oak Hill Elementary brought 397 pounds of that total from their school alone.