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Quincy Medical Group hosts Halloween buy back program

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

We all know one thing that isn't good for teeth - a lot of leftover Halloween candy.

But representatives at Quincy Medical Group were willing to take some of it off of the trick-or-treaters' hands.

They hosted a candy buy back Sunday afternoon- where they paid a dollar for every pound received.

The candy was then donated to troops overseas.

Q-M-G workers say a little bit of candy is okay, but this event was all about promoting a healthy lifestyle. "So when kids give back their candy, it's less candy that they're likely to eat at home, and we'd like to see them by eating the candy at home that they're making better choices when it comes to after school snacks or things they're putting in their lunch," said Ashlyn Myers.

They say their goal was to collect seventy five pounds of candy - that's twenty five more than last year.

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