Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: food, friends

Expanded my “quarantine-bubble” a bit this weekend with a “socially-distant” roadtrip to central Illinois on Friday… which just happened to be the Grand Re-Opening of MAURIE’S CANDIES in Eureka, Illinois. Two of my friends from college opened a great candy store back in March, only to be closed down a couple days later due to the coronavirus. Well, they finally got to re-open the store Friday… and it was great to surprise Keith & Julie in their own store… plus, I got some amazing goodies… especially THE FUDGE!!!

The best part is that the store is a working location for some of the “challenged” youths that live in a community service house that Keith runs. A great chance for some of the kids with Downs Syndrome to work and make a difference!!!

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