|Volume 3 Number 3||Published by the Literacy Development Council Newfoundland and Labrador||February 1996|
For the love of
Carol Hancock started making chocolate items about four years ago. A year later she set up a store called Carols Corner in the garage of her house.
Carol lives in Roddickton. Roddickton is a town on the Great Northern Peninsula.
Carol says her interest in making chocolate items came from her daughter-in-law, Flossie. Several years ago, Flossie sent some things she had made from chocolate. Carol liked the items so much she asked Flossie how to make them. Flossie was her sons girlfriend at the time. Flossie sent Carol some moulds, a bag of chocolate and some sucker sticks.
Carol made some chocolate items and they sold very well. Carol kept buying more and more chocolate. Then she found out about white chocolate. She also started using different colours in her chocolate. Carol also sells teddy bears, balloons, baskets and various gift items.
Carols Corner is open all year long. Carol says the busiest time for
her business is from September to Christmas. Thats when she is getting
ready to take part is fairs around the province. Last fall Carol won first
prize for the best commercial display at the Food and Livestock Show in St.
Labrador 400 Sled Dog Race set for March
Mushers from all over the world will travel to Labrador City next month. They will take part in the sixth annual Labrador 400 Sled Dog Race. The race will run from March 17 to 21. The Labrador race was started in 1991 by Sam and Lucy Woodward.
Each dog sled has 12 dogs. One of the most popular dogs used in these races is the Siberian Husky. Sometimes the dogs and riders travel in temperatures as low as minus 60 degrees Celsius.
The mushers and dogs are checked by doctors during the race. The dogs must be in good health and must finish with a fast time to win.