Did you know Oct. 20 is a holiday? It is Sweetest Day. Patch hopes you got a taste of some sweets today to celebrate.
According to blogger Andrea Reiher, Sweets Day began in Cleveland, Ohio in 1921.
"Candymaker C.C. Hartzell to distribute boxes of candy to newsboys, orphans, old people and the poor," said Reiher in her Zap2It blog.
She said the day is not like Valentine's Day. Instead, Sweetest Day continued to be a time to recongnize others.
"It continues to be a day to recognize the sick, poor or orphaned, but also a day to acknowledge someone who has been kind to you by giving them something for being so sweet," she said.
Have you had a chance to celebrate Sweetest Day? If not, Patch has some ideas for tonight.
Cafe Sweet Treat offers Patch readers 10 percent off any luncheon item on its menu. Just mention the site.
At Beverly's Pastry Shop, 322 E. High St., Pottstown, visitors can find cookies, cupcakes and pastries for their "sweet." The shop also carries gluten- and sugar-free products.
Still need to quench the Sweetest Day "thirst?"
The New V.I.P. Diner and Family Restaurant on High Street in Pottstown is open 24 hours. Fear not. You can still get a Sweetest Day treat in here for someone you care about today. Their mostly homemade desserts include a towering refrigeration case of cakes, pies, puddings and pastries.
You haven't missed out. Those in Pottstown can still enjoy The Sweetest Day! Happy "holiday."