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Candy Shop Tradition Gets a Push from Students

It was closed because of a terrible incident, but because of its sweet offers and candy-filled tradition, this candy shop was reopened by dedicated and hardworking culinary arts students from Kokomo Area Career Center.

Confectioners’ Company was first opened in 1949. The candy shop which was popularly known as Cherry House was run and managed by a hardworking dad along with his two young daughters.

The candy store was located near a school and it became a “spot” for many students who frequented the place. Mouth-watering candies and delicious cherries covered with chocolate gave delight to its customers especially high school students and other youngsters in the neighborhood. Because of the store’s sweet treats and offers, it was dearly loved by many.

But in 1957, a tragic event happened that led to the closing down of the well-loved candy shop. The store was robbed and the thief stabbed the owner to death. Many were shocked and at the same time were saddened of the tragedy. Most of the students and the frequent visitors of the shop were disheartened and felt the loss of their favorite candy store.

But their sorrow for the closure of the candy shop and their longing for the mouth-watering aroma and the sweet taste of the candies and chocolates were put to an end when a group of dedicated culinary arts students decided to reopen the much loved candy store. In the very same spot, a new candy store opened its doors in 2012 for the students and other customers.

It was the Kokomo School Corporation who initiated the idea of opening the candy shop. Their goal was to continue the tradition of the old candy store. The new store for sweets, now called as the Kokomo Confectioners’ Company, is run by students from the Area Career Center of Kokomo, Indiana.

The new candy store was modeled and designed after the old Cherry house. Inside the shop were Cherry House inspired chairs, tables, wrappers, decors, signage and other stuff that bring back the happy memories from the famous candy store. People who are customers of the past candy store relived their happy and sweet moments with their favorite spot.

The young individuals running the candy shop work hard and dedicate much of their time and effort to manage the store well. With what they are doing, the community and those who have been a fan of the old candy shop are given the chance to taste a new kind of sweetness.

The students are very much happy and fulfilled with what they are doing. At the same time, they are also able to acquire a real-life experience of running and being in charge of a business.

Today the shop does not offer all sweets and chocolates but also offer other goodies that cater other customers such as the elderly. Now, they have gluten-free sweets and sugar-free candies. Granola goodies are also available. A lot of people, from all walks of life are visiting and having a great and sweet time at the store.

With the many sweet and yummy offers people can choose from, the candy store gained a lot of supporters. Many are already frequenting the shop and the students are very much happy and grateful of the great welcome from their customers.

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