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Anderson’s Candy Shop to host farewell party for giant tree

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 4:30 p.m. CDT

RICHMOND – To bid farewell to a giant tree that has been in front of its Richmond store for more than 90 years, Anderson’s Candy Shop is hosting a customer appreciation event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 28.

The event was organized to serve as “goodbye party” for the giant Norway spruce tree.

“Despite our efforts to save it, we have been advised the tree must come down,” the family-owned business said in a news release.

Anderson’s Candy Shop will have a chocolate tasting area and its fair trailer set up in the yard to serve cinnamon and sugar mini donuts and ice cream. The event will take place simultaneously with Richmond’s Spring Wine Walk and Fine Arts Festival.

At 1:30 p.m., the business has invited friends, fans and present and past employees for a group photo in front of the shop to commemorate the event.

The tree was planted when Raynold Anderson, the shop’s second-generation owner, was 7 years old.

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