Winner of the Candy-Cookie Poem Contest

Happy Halloween!!

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Annie Donwerth Chikamatsu won our Second Annual Candy-Cookie Poem Drive & Contest!  She will be receiving a copy of Shel Silverstein’s latest posthumous book of poetry, “Everything On It”!

Hard candy might last longer
But taffy gives me more to do–
the back and forth of pull and chew.

Thanks to all of you who entered!!!

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