Pleasanton orthodontist buys back 1,310 pounds of candy in annual Halloween event

Steven Nerad pays $1 a pound to kids, sends candy to troops overseas

Pleasanton orthodontist Steven Nerad collected 1,310 pounds of candy last week in his annual Halloween buy-back event.

"It blew the socks off our 2015 record of 600 pounds, Neerad said. "It was a win for the kids, schools and troops."

Nerad and his office staff paid $1 a pound with a 20-pound limit to school children who brought their trick-or-treat collection to the practice at Suite 107 at 1024 Serpentine Lane.

Plus, for every pound of candy brought in, Nerad also matched his payout to the two schools whose students delivered the most candy, with a match of up to $250 to the first place school and $100 to the runner-up.

The candy that Nerad's office bought back is being donated to military troops serving overseas, Nerad said.

"We want to give a big thanks to all those that brought their candy in," Nerad added.

Groups that participated in the candy drive included Veterans of Summerset in Brentwood, Their Angels, Inc in Richmond and Blue Star Moms in San Jose.

For more information on the buyback, sign on to Nerad's website at or call 846-3336.

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