YAKIMA--Dozens of youngsters had a tough choice to make Sunday: cash or candy?
Yakima Pediatrics Dentistry offered kids a dollar for each pound of candy they donated.
Along with saving their teeth, the candy will be sent to soldiers overseas.
Those troops will have a lot to eat. West Valley ROTC donated 500 pounds of sweets alone!
"We were prepared for it just in case, but I was happy thinking we'd get a couple hundred pounds," dentist Ashley Tercero said. "We've already far surpassed the goal."
At the end of the day, they collected nearly a thousand pounds of goodies.
Yakima Pediatrics will send over toothbrushes too, to make sure our troops are also protected from cavities.