Local Business Struggles On With A Smile
Wendy Lambert and Tony Whitehead, owners and operators of local mobile business “Candy & Floss” have captured the hearts of the community in My Home and the River by operating their business selling Fairy Floss, Sno Cones and candy from their driveway in Towns Avenue, Logan Village.
“Candy & Floss” has been operating for the past 10 years, setting up at many major events, as well as markets, shopping centres and school fetes. Who can resist their array of tasty treats?!
After facing some serious setbacks this year including their van being written off by a truck, the Corona Virus cancelling all outdoor events, and the passing of Wendy’s father, it would be understandable if they lacked the energy to keep going; however with a couple who are so motivated, they were not going to be held back.
When asked how they came up with the idea of operating their business from the driveway, Wendy responded, “We saw many people walking through the park opposite where we live, and thought our local community would appreciate something cheerful for the family while going through these difficult times”.
Wendy and Tony have had a great response from the local community who think it is a great idea, and they have many regulars visiting each weekend for their sweet treat fix.
The innovative couple commented that they are very proud of what they have achieved over the years and the expression and joy on customers’ faces when they see their stall makes it worth the effort. When Tony recovers from surgery and their van is replaced, Candy & Floss will be back to business!
Sandra Kohler (Local Reporter)