For more information, call Diane Knight, regent, at 765-626-0164.
County Library plans ‘Super Saturdays’
The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, 220 N. Union St., is offering a variety of programs this fall on “Super Saturdays.”
“Preschool Powered,” for 3- to 5-year-olds, will have traditional and digital stories, active songs, and games from 10:30 to11 a.m. on Sept. 7, Oct. 12, and Nov. 9.
The library offers “Paws to Read” for reluctant and struggling readers. Volunteers bring certified therapy dogs to the library. Children read to one of the canines. The dogs listen while children practice their reading, providing a positive and non-judgmental environment so the children can improve literacy skills. Paws to Read is from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 14 and 28, Oct. 5 and 19, and Nov. 2 and 16.
“There Will Be Pirates Here” from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 21. Children will make pirate swords and dig for buried treasure.
Kokomo candy store opening Sept. 3
The Kokomo Area Career Center Culinary Arts students will host a grand opening of the Kokomo Confectioners’ Co., 207 E. Superior St., at 3 p.m. Sept. 3. Store hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the store will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on First Fridays. On Sept. 6, the shop will offer $1 off every $5 spent.
The students will sell a collection of homemade chocolates (including chocolate-covered strawberries); pastries (including petit fours, mini cannolis, mini cheesecakes, mini brownies, cupcakes, and assorted cake pops); candies (including gumballs, gummi worms/bears, and suckers); popcorn and Coca-Cola products. Seasonal specialties will be available starting in November.
Career center students restored much of the original furniture and candy accessories from the Cherry House Candy Co., which was operated by the Mikalas family in the 1930s at the site.
All proceeds from sales go toward paying operating expenses and for students to compete in culinary contests.