(Posted Nov. 30, 2018)
By Kristy Zurbrick, editor
How much candy does the London Federation of Women’s Club sell at its annual candy sale? Try 8,000 pounds!
The pop-up sweets store is back in action for 2018 at the Masonic Temple, 65 N. Main St., London. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Closing day is Dec. 23.
Customers can choose from 64 varieties of candy, including sugar-free options. Dark chocolate is occupying more shelf space than in years past, covering everything from cranberries and peanuts to sea salt caramels and cherry slices. Also new this year are Chick-o-sticks (similar to Zagnuts) and milk chocolate covered marshmallows.
Among the shop’s most popular offerings, according to candy sale committee member Barbara Lynch, are the vanilla clusters, double-dip peanuts, peanut brittle, and orange slices.
Candy can be purchased by the pound, in gift trays, or as customized gift baskets and treat bags.
Volunteers from the Federation’s various clubs staff the temporary shop. They sort and weigh the candy, assemble custom orders, and wait on walk-in customers.
Proceeds from the sale go toward the upkeep of the Federation’s home base, the Coover Club House on North Main Street.
The organization’s clubs are the Career Women’s Community Club, Coover Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Delphians, Happy Hour Needle Club, London Bridge, TAC Bridge and the Twentieth Century Club.