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The gray, rainy skies this Saturday, November 13, couldn’t dampen the cheer of hundreds of kids at the Simply Amazing Market’s Grand Reopening. A colorful, giant Candy Land game board covered the floor in the warehouse, with real life characters from the game at stations around the room. Face painting and coloring stations provided kids entertainment while they waited for their turn.
Kids walked through Gum Drop Lane, the Peppermint Forest, and past the Taffy Waterfall. Students from the Alpha Lambda Delta sorority at VU, the freshmen service sorority, dressed as gingerbread men, Princess Lolly, and other characters from the game. As they made their way around the board, there were special spots they could land on and win prizes such as fudge. At the end, they were met by the Queen in front of her “castle”, a bounce house, and given tickets to pick out a prize.
For the adults, a plethora of delectable treats and gifts were available in the market. Simply Amazing Market has expanded their product line and strived to find lower price point items, in order to offer more affordable gifts in this current economic situation. The dip sticks are a popular treat this year, along with marshmallow and rice crispy suckers, which make fabulous stocking stuffers.
Gift Baskets are offered this year, full of several different products, including the famous popcorn and fudge, made by OE clients at the market. You can get baskets already made up or fill your own to customize it. For teacher gifts, the market offers coffee mugs filled with coffee and a flavor spoon. Each mug features a work of art designed by an OE client, along with their personal story. If popcorn is your taste, the market offers a variety of flavors: Caramel, Cheddar, Chocolate Caramel, Cinnamon Apple, Buffalo Wing, White Cheddar, Caramel Green Apple, Chocolate Cherry, Tuti-Fruit, and Pizza.
Check out the Simply Amazing Market for great holiday gift ideas and items to tempt any sweet tooth! The Market is located at 2801 Evans Ave in Valparaiso.