Lumberton, NC, August 21, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- On August 16, 2019, Felicia Evans Long, founder of Sweet Candy Cafe located in Lumberton, N.C., awarded the 5th Annual Timothy Rodney Long Memorial Scholarship to senior student Maria Gaillen at Cristo Rey Newark High School, formerly Christ the King Preparatory Catholic School, in Newark, N.J. Gaillen was awarded with a $1,000 scholarship to provide assistance for her expenses incurred during the transition from high school to college.
Evans Long created the scholarship in memory of her husband, Timothy Rodney Long, Sweet Candy Cafe Co-founder and Essex Catholic High School Class of 1992 graduate. He passed away suddenly on August 17, 2014 in California. Each year, eligible students submit essays on how they will benefit academically from the scholarship and how they plan to use the funds. Students must plan to enroll full-time at a college, university or community college, with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Long credited Essex Catholic High School with shaping his life and helping him achieve his career goals. He started his professional career at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and later joined the George Washington University Hospital Operating Room team in Washington, D.C. Long actively participated in mission assignments in Guatemala and Guyana. He enjoyed his healthcare career and being a small business owner in Historic Downtown Lumberton. Motivated by her husband's zest for life, Evans Long continues building their companies, Sweet Candy Cafe and Sweet Events and Planning.
About Sweet Candy Café
In 2012, Timothy and Felicia Long opened their small business at 212 North Chestnut Street, in the heart of Historic Downtown Lumberton, NC. 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, friends, family and community. From “Pop Rocks” to “Good & Plenty,” “Rock Candy” to “Mary Janes” and other nostalgic candies, Sweet Candy Café has what you need.
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