Meredith’s Sweet Shoppe to open on Monday

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It’s that time the of year when Meredith’s Miracles “Rolls” out the “Cups” in an attempt to make sure everyone gets a “Kiss” on Valentine’s Day as the group holds its annual sundae and Sweet Shoppe fundraiser.

This year’s sundae selections include Hershey Kisses, Reese Cups, Tootsie Rolls, bubble gum, peppermint and cinnamon, and sugar-free hard candy selections are available upon request, said Emily Yehling, Meredith’s Miracle’s executive director.

This year’s Sweet Shoppe is in a new location – the Covington Mall, in the former Lulu’s location. Store sales begin Mon., Feb. 4, and will continue through Thurs., Feb. 14. Doors will open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

In addition to the candy sundaes, the Shoppe will feature Chrissie Schubert cookies, plush animals and other assorted gift items.

“We call this our build-a basket option,” Yehling said. “We’ve done it for years, and it is very popular.”

Cost is $15 per sundae or $20 with a mylar balloon. Basket costs depend on contents.

Yehling said for a $2 fee, deliveries will be made to local schools and businesses. There will be no home deliveries.

“I encourage everyone to come to the Shoppe soon, because last year, toward the end, it was slim pickings,” she said. “We sold out fast. I can’t guarantee how fast they’ll go out the door this year.”

And as usual, volunteers are also needed to construct sundaes, assist with deliveries and help man the storefront, Yehling said.

This will be the eighth straight year of sundae sales for the charity created in honor of Meredith McGlamory, the daughter of Janna McGlamory and Russell McGlamory who passed away from a form of childhood cancer in 2003. The charity assists parents who have to leave the area to get specialty medical care for their children. Meredith’s Miracles helps with non-medical related expenses, such as gas, lodging and food, for families within a 60-mile radius of Andalusia.

To pre-order sundaes or to volunteer, call Harold’s Discount Furniture at 334-222-3265, Yehling at 334-892-5575 or Kiley Spears at 334-427-5321.