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Sweet Desert, My Cousins, & Dewar's 100 Year Celebration

This past weekend... my husband and I made a road trip to attend the 100 year celebration of my cousins' candy and ice-cream shop in Bakersfield ~ Dewar's...

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It was the best time you could imagine...

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here I am with my aunt Rosina...

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I am so proud of my cousins...
(some of you met them when you voted for them to become the Greatest Thing About Bakersfield)

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For they have continued their family business, a rare thing in this day and age... Creating a place where their community can come together and share in the delights of all things sweet and delicious... and with their mail order service, their confections can travel around the world! Here are fourth generation Michael and Heather Dewar with Bakersfield Mayor Hall...

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There was lots and lots of ice-cream to cool the over 100 degree heat!!!

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And, there was a chew tasting! My cousin Michael, chef extraordinaire, created eight new exotic chew flavors for people to taste! From PeanutButter & Jelly to Hot Chili!

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There was a Dewar Museum... where my husband Milt, checked out some of the antique candy making equipment...

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And there were awards and certificates... from the mayor of Bakersfield, declaring May 16th Dewar's Day! A representative for their assemblywoman and their congressman attended, ice cream in hand! Heather and Michael accepted those awards on behalf of their family and amazing employees along with their father, my uncle George...

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And here we have a picture of the Dewar's generations, three, four, and five!!!

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It was a sweet time indeed... yum says Marley Dewar...

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and when we were not celebrating... Milt spent time by my aunt's pool...

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We also went hunting for giant magnolia trees, for my dear friend Constance of Rochambeau, who used to live in Bakersfield and knows how goode those Dewar chews are!!!

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and my uncle Frank took us to the beautiful Democrat Hot Springs Resort for a view of the renovations they've made over the past thirty years and to see his cabin...

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It was such a sweet time, a real desert you might say...

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Thank you Rosina, Frank, Heather & Steve, Michael & Tonya...
We love you dearly, my sweet family!!!

Here's to the next 100 years!!!