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Candy Kitchen celebrates 100 years of sweet business

Posted at 6:25 PM, Apr 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-06 18:25:20-04

MARTINSVILLE—In 1919, Woodrow Wilson was president and Howdy Wilcox won the Indianapolis 500.

In Martinsville, a store now celebrating 100 years in business opened its doors.

Saturday, the Martinsville Candy Kitchen marked the occasion with a big party at its Courthouse Square location.

There were kids events during the day, followed by an evening open house.

Greek immigrant Jimmy Zapapas founded the iconic candy store which is now owned by John and Pam Badger.

The Candy Kitchen is a landmark where visitors come from all around Indiana to see sweets being made.

Legend has it, John Wooden, the famed basketball coach and Morgan County native, was a regular in his young years.