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  • TRC enjoys a sweet time at Webb’s Candy Shop

    Penny supports Jocelyn in making a chocolate-covered strawberry, while Erin awaits his turn.

    By Sandy Robison

    Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love of all kinds, as well as a time for flowers and chocolate. What is sweeter than a trip to a candy shop? What is even better is learning how to make chocolate candy!

    On February 8, a group of TRC Community Coaches and the people they support enjoyed just such a “sweet” morning at Webb’s Resort and Gift Shop in Mayville. Welcomed by Daryl and Janel Webb and hosted by head candy maker Joe McCartney, everyone spent the morning making scrumptious, chocolate-covered treats. Clinical Care Coordinator Nikki Brunecz stopped by too to take part in the fun.

    TRC’s candy makers included Coach Penny McCartney with Jocelyn Monaco; Coach Naomi Batista with Becky Bush; Coach Chelsea Soderberg with Erin Mikula; and Coach Sandy Robison with Melissa Bailey. All took home containers of freshly dipped chocolates they had made themselves as a memory of their special day at Webb’s.

    Melissa smiles as she makes a delicious treat.

    Joe expressed how much he enjoyed the event: “I think it’s great that the TRC visitors could experience this. I enjoyed watching their faces and the joy they experienced.” Joe is married to Penny, who was instrumental in arranging the outing.

    Chelsea seemed to speak for all when she said, “This was an experience I will never forget. Seeing the smiles on our individuals’ faces was priceless. So thankful to Joe, and to Webb’s Candy Shop, who hosted this special event and helped us make some great memories.”

    Everyone had a mighty sweet time!

    Pictured are, from left, back row, Sandy Robison, Melissa Bailey, Penny and Joe McCartney, Naomi Batista, Erin Mikula, and Nikki Brunecz; and, front row, Becky Bush, Jocelyn Monaco and Chelsea Soderberg.

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