Candy Buy Back results in treats for troops

Bennet Isaacson, shown with Dr. Luke Waln of Nisswa Smiles, won a Nintendo Switch as part of the annual Candy Buy Back.

Dr. Luke Waln and Nisswa Smiles are grateful to the 2019 Halloween Candy Buy Back event sponsors, business neighbors and community neighbors for their support, generosity and compassion. Because of their support, many actively deployed service men and women will receive a little taste of home in their care packages this holiday season.

Nisswa Smiles paid $1 per pound of unopenend candy kids turned in up to five pounds per child. Waln planned to ship the candy to troops overseas via Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit organization.

Bennett Isaacson, of Nisswa, won the Nintendo Switch for trading in Halloween candy for cash.

Bennet I, pictured here with Dr. Luke Waln of Nisswa Smiles, won a Nintendo Switch as part of the annual candy buyback. Submitted Photo

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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