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Lumberton Confectionery Storefront Partners with Walmart and Zollipops® to Provide Back-to-School Supplies

Lumberton, NC, August 12, 2016 --( On Saturday, August 13, 2016, Sweet Candy Café in Historic Downtown Lumberton will donate 200 bags of school supplies from Noon to 3 p.m., for kids ages 7 to 12 in partnership with Walmart on Fayetteville Road in Lumberton and Zollipops®. Zollipops, created by 10-year-old Alina Morse, are The Clean Teeth Pops™ to help reduce childhood tooth decay that have been featured on the Steve Harvey Show, Good Morning America, and in The Washington Post, to name a few.

Felicia Evans Long, founder of Sweet Candy Café, is donating the educational supplies to local students in honor of her husband and co-founder of Sweet Candy Café, Timothy Rodney Long, who passed away suddenly in August 2014. Timothy worked for George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Prior to, he worked at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He actively participated in mission assignments in Guatemala and Guyana. Timothy enjoyed his healthcare career and believed in a strong education foundation. The donated school supplies will ease the financial burden on several Lumberton families hard-hit by unemployment and low-wage paying jobs. “I can’t think of a better way to honor my husband by giving back to the community during this back-to-school season,” says Evans Long. “I thank Walmart Stores of Lumberton and Zollipops® for the opportunity to partner with them in this effort.”

About Sweet Candy Café

From “Pop Rocks” to “Good & Plenty,” “Rock Candy” to “Mary Janes” and other candies, Lumberton, N.C.-based Sweet Candy Café located at 212 N. Chestnut, satisfies old school and new school cravings in-store and online. Sweet Candy Café opened its doors in November 2012 by Lumberton native Felicia (Lisa) Evans Long. Patrons from ages “1 to 92” enjoy the “kid in the candy store” nostalgic environment created by Evans Long and her team. The store’s grand opening was nearly derailed by an October 10, 2012 fire that destroyed several local businesses in downtown Lumberton. The Longs rebuilt with the help of building owner Dick Taylor, family, friends, sorors and community. For the latest news and updates on Sweet Candy Café, shop small and visit us on online at Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter at SweetEvents1.
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Pieces of Life, LLC
Nicole Hayes
(202) 527-4106

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