One of the biggest Halloween thrills for kids (and some adults) is seeing how much candy they can collect. I’m getting a sugar high just thinking about it. This year, some Orange County families are actually willing to part with the likes of Butterfinger, Reese’s, Whoppers and my personal favorite, Sour Straws in support of Operation Gratitude, an organization providing care packages for our military.
The Offices of Eric Johnson, DDS – in conjunction with Baby Boot Camp, Safety in Motion, OC Tykes and Tan-talizing – is working with Operation Gratitude to create individual holiday packages and ship them overseas to our troops. “This is one small way we can show our appreciation for the men and women overseas,” said Angie Menendez, franchise owner of Baby Boot Camp, Dana Point and San Clemente.
Children will be awarded $1 per pound of unopened candy – max of five pounds – they donate. They will also have any opportunity to win prizes and write cards to our troops. Candy will be collected on November 1st from 5pm-7pm at Dr. Eric Johnson’s office located at 647 Camino De Los Mares, Suite 209 in San Clemente. For more information, please call Dr. Johnson’s office at 949-493-9311.
This is a fun and creative way to give back and let’s face it…do our kids need as much sugar as they’ll be collecting Wednesday night?