It’s peanut day at Mister Ed’s! Each Thursday we roast at least five or six small batches of our Virginia jumbo peanuts in our Peanut Roastery, a small shed just outside the store’s back door. Thursdays are a real treat to stroll our grounds, because there are few things better than the smell of good nuts roasting.
Mother Nature has forced our hand, and there’s no way we’ll be able to hold Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Party, as scheduled. But we do have a new plan for a “Huntless Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza,” where kids of all ages can get in on the fun of an egg hunt (the sugar coma, the fun prizes), without having to race to gather eggs.
Phew! We’ve been busy all week preparing for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. When Isaac and I decided to start this family tradition, we never dreamed it would grow into what it has – 600 kids over two hunts. We love providing this event free-of-charge for the Adams and Franklin county communities.
When “Mister Ed” Gotwalt founded Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium 41 years ago, he never dreamed it would evolve into what it is today – a zany, beloved, successful business visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year. He also never expected to see his granddaughter and her husband as its owners or his great-grandson greeting customers.