Summer’s just about to arrive which means less field trips to Hammond’s Factory as school is out of session. Though the teachers won’t be in sight, we’ll still be visited by thousands of families with elementary-aged children. The kids are bound to run gleefully as they soak up the sweet smells of citrus and mint and pick out their favorite summer taffy flavors.
It will be a summer packed with fun at Hammond’s as we celebrate our garage sale in June, independence in July, and share the history of our Colorado candies with all those joining us from near and afar. As we say ‘Goodbye’ to classrooms and homework, we’d like to say, ‘Thank You’ to a special group that joined us this year.
Katie Bakanec’s second grade class from Meadow Community School visited us earlier during their Spring semester. Guided by some of our most cheerful hosts, Cathy and Jerry, the kids learned the story of Hammond’s and how candy is made just like it was in 1920. The Mapleton Public School in Thornton, Colorado, left the visit with great enthusiasm and in return, gave their thanks. Here are just a few thank you notes from our guests…2nd grade spelling included!