Christmas to be sweeter
By Tara DeRock Mahoney
Senior Staff Writer
The Kiwanis Club of Madison is trying out a new fundraiser this year—home-made, hand-dipped candies made by the city’s own Antique Sweets.
For only $10 per limited-edition box, gift-givers can get a Bulldog Bite (also known as a “turtle on steroids”), two chocolate-dipped caramels and a Stinger, which is a chocolate-dipped praline.
“It’s a true Madison stocking-stuffer,” said Creative Mark owner and Kiwanis member Joe Houston. “They’re going fast—there are only 1,000 boxes.”
One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the holiday sales go to the Kiwanis kids charities and scholarship funds, so all purchases directly benefit local children. As a bonus, according to the Kiwanis, all the materials—including the candy boxes, which feature art by Tex Grubbs, the printing, and the candy itself—were all purchased from or supplied by local businesses.
They’re the perfect small gift for the holidays, so stock up soon before they’re gone.
Citizens can purchase theirs from any Kiwanis member, or at Amelia’s, The Creative Mark, Thrifty Mac Drugs, Town & Country, or Whidby Jewelers, all of which are located in downtown Madison.