Friday, May 28, 2010

Dolle's 100th Anniversary

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Today is the start of the Memorial Day weekend.  As such, it marks the start of the summer season.  Here in the state of Maryland, summer means the beach, and the beach is Ocean City, Maryland. It also happens that we are heading out later today to spend a couple days in OC.

While we are in Ocean City, we will spend a bit of time each day walking up and down the boardwalk.  A fixture on the boardwalk is Dolle's Candyland store.  2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the Dolle's shop selling salt water taffy and other sweet goods on the boardwalk.  The great thing about Dolle's is that after 100 years of being in business, the store is still a family owned and operated business.

A century ago, Rudolph Dolle was a carousel maker who came to Ocean City to operate a carousel.  He added a salt water taffy stand next to his carousel ride, and the rest, as they say, is history.  Four generations later, the family is still making and selling salt water taffy on the boardwalk.

Dolle's will be running special promotions throughout the summer.  They will be displaying copies of some of their vintage advertising.  Hidden in some boxes of taffy, will be a golden ticket, that will result in a prize for the lucky customer that finds it.  Sometime over the weekend, we will definitely be dropping by Dolle's to partake of their sweet goods. 
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