Wrap Up: 2nd Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back A Huge Success!

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On November 1, and 2, we held our 2nd Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back event at Orchard Maple Family Dental.  It was a great success!  We collected 250 pounds of candy.  55 families stopped by our office to donate.  We would like to thank all of the children who came and donated their Halloween candy and wrote letters to the soldiers overseas.  Children were given $1 per pound of candy donated (5 pound maximum).  Our goal was to help promote good oral health habits to the children in our community as well as giving back to those who serve and protect us.

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In sync with the OMFD philosophy of aligning good nutrition with optimum dental care, Whole Foods Market West Bloomfield kicked off the festivities on November 1, providing healthy snacks for guests to enjoy as they waited in line to weigh their candy contributions.  We had several door prizes to give to our guests which included gift cards to Whole Foods Market, Whole Foods Market shopping bags, OMFD coffee mugs, stuffed animals, board games, and Noodles and Company coupons.  Each child that donated candy and wrote a thank you letter to our troops, was given a free toothbrush, healthy snacks and a prize from our toy box.  Rays Plants & Fowers were kind enough to donate some beautiful decorations for the outside of our building.

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On Friday evening, Drs. Warren and Amira Woodruff were featured on a live on-air radio interview with radio personality John Mason on WCHB AM 1200/99.9FM radio.  

The event continued on Saturday November 2 with a delicious free breakfast for our guests from Zoe’s House of Pancakes that consisted of pancakes, french toast, sausage, bacon and coffee.  Lynett of Face Flair donated three hours of her time to provide free face painting.  The guests loved it and the final results were fantastic!

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The Tune Up Man of 105.9 KISS FM was in attendance on Saturday.  In addition to his live call-ins to the radio about our event, he gave away free t-shirts, assisted with our distributing our raffle prizes and had a great time interacting with our guests.  On Saturday, we gave away our big raffle prizes which included $99 earrings from Tappers Diamonds & Fine Jewelry of West Bloomfield and a 3 month gym membership to Powerhouse Gym of West Bloomfield.

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We would like to give a special thank you to everyone who volunteered.  Especially our two Health & Nutrition blog contributers Hertha Woodruff and Carmen Woodruff who went above and beyond to assist in making this event a success!  We would also like to thank our sponsors.  Several companies and people made monetary donations to assist in the shipping costs of the candy: Smarter Practice Solutions, Mathnasium of West Bloomfield, Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Patricia May and The UPS Store of West Bloomfield.  This event could not have been possible without all of your support:

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

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