A sweet tradition -- Jeromesville Uni...

A sweet tradition -- Jeromesville United Methodist Church has been...

In the basement of the United Methodist Church in Jeromesville, a wave of sugar and spice wafts up from the team of church members concocting their annual batches of hard tack candy. Started in the 1950s by the Homebuilders Sunday school class at the church, the tradition runs as heavy as the molten sugar that is molded every Monday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The tradition started with the Homebuilders Class, a Sunday class for young couples who were starting families, according to church member Earl Hardy.

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