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Full Text of HR0659  100th General Assembly

HR0659 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to congratulate Pease's Candy, located in
4Springfield, on the occasion of its 100th anniversary; and
 
5    WHEREAS, In the early 1900s, Martin A. Pease Sr., a watch
6maker by trade, began making candies out of his Canton, Ohio
7home; and
 
8    WHEREAS, In 1917, Martin Pease moved to Bloomington and
9shortly thereafter went into the candy business full time,
10hawking his homemade caramels and chocolates to moviegoers at
11the Majestic Theater in Bloomington with his six sons; and
 
12    WHEREAS, When the Great Depression ravaged the nation,
13Martin Pease founded two more candy stores owned by his two
14youngest sons, one in Decatur and one in Springfield, because
15the single store in Bloomington could not support the whole
16family; and
 
17    WHEREAS, Martin Pease Jr., the youngest son of Martin Pease
18Sr., went to extraordinary efforts to keep the candy business
19afloat during the Great Depression, even eating leftover candy
20for dinner when sales were slow; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, The business was eventually bought by Bob Flesher,
2Martin Pease Jr.'s nephew, who continued the proud tradition of
3quality and consistency set fourth my Martin Pease Sr. and
4continued in the family for four generations; and
 
5    WHEREAS, Pease's Candy continues to innovate in the
6marketplace, partnering with BUNN, a Springfield-based company
7known worldwide for its commercial and home dispensed beverage
8equipment, to open a store at 2941 Plaza Drive in Springfield;
9and
 
10    WHEREAS, The original Pease's still operates out of a
11storefront at 1701 South State Street and has established
12itself as a Springfield staple known throughout the Midwest for
13its chocolates and specialty candies; and
 
14    WHEREAS, For the past 100 years, Pease's Candy has been a
15proud part of the Springfield community; therefore, be it
 
16    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
17HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we
18recognize the 100th anniversary of Pease's Candy, and we wish
19it many more years of success; and be it further
 
20    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
21presented to Pease's Candy as a symbol of our respect and

 

 

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