Autumn and Halloween at Cromer’s during the 70’s and 80’s meant a store full of customers. School carnivals were in full swing and PTO members were in our store filling their carts with novelties for prizes at their events. Sometimes there would be 6 or more carts per order overflowing with merchandise as a group would check out at the register. One particular week when the fair was in town and the health department had decreed the vendors there could not prepare their own candy apples, we made 10,000 candy apples! Every one of our employees who made the apples had their fingers wrapped in band aids because of the blisters that were formed from spinning the apples!
-Carolette Cromer Turner