romantic bed and breakfast in Ohio to celebrate with your sweetheart? Sweetest Day actually dates back to 1922! Herbert Birch Kingston decided to do something special for local orphans, shut-ins, elderly, and other people that may have felt a little forgotten over holidays or other times of the year. Kingston worked for a Cleveland, Ohio candy company so he decided to give the gift of candy to these people. Many local candy makers in Cleveland picked up on Kingston's lead and began giving candy and called it the "Sweetest Day of the Year". Back then over 10,000 boxes of candy were distributed to over 26 charities in the first year. As time went by, Sweetest Day became more romance focused to include candy, romantic dinners, flowers, and more.
If you come to Holmes County, Ohio you will find Coblentz Chocolate Company that offers creams, caramels, truffles, clusters, and more! For Sweetest Day they offer chocolate-dipped strawberries that are absolutely scrumptious! To make the occasion especially romantic book at room at a bed and breakfast and stay over night.
If you cannot take your sweetheart away for Sweetest Day perhaps you can follow in the foot steps of Herbert Birch Kingston have give some chocolates or candy to some local orphans, shut-ins, or elderly people. Now you know the history of Sweetest Day.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com