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Local kids, dentists making Christmas merry for troops

Two children participate in the event Two children participate in the event
Kids making cards thanking military men and women for their service Kids making cards thanking military men and women for their service
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The 'Great Candy Buy-Back' was held at KiDDS Dental in Liberty Lake and at The KiDDS Place in Spokane on November 2.

Children were able to unload their trick-or-treating spoils for $1 per pound, a dental goody bag and a free meal at a local restaurant.

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