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A Village Treasure

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Every little town has something they are well known for, yet there are also a lot of things about those same towns that usually only the people who live there know about.  The same goes with Harrison County.  

If you look real close at the small town of Scio, you will find a lot of famous treasures and some not so famous, except the townspeople.  Sure, Scio is known for The Scio Pottery and the Conotton Creek trail, but what most people don’t know is about a little craft shop called Gingerbread -N- Bows. 

It’s a treasure in it’s own right because as soon as you see the little log building, you know you’ve found something special.  The windows are beautifully decorated and make the person passing by want to know what other treasures they can find on the inside.  That’s what intrigued me to walk in. 

When I went in, I was blown away by how many beautiful and cute items she had in her store.  And it smelled so good in there because of all of the candles.   As I was looking around, I asked the store owner, Jeani Cagot, how she got started making all of these wonderful items and candles to sell.  She graciously told me that she’s been doing this for 37 years and when her son was born, she wanted to be a stay at home mom and needed a hobby.  Her hobby has grown into a wonderful store that has been in business for 7 years now. 

I walked over to the candles and was amazed at how many different scents there were!  I found out there are 95 different scents to be exact.  Which is a lot of scents to keep up with, but she does a fantastic job.  She told me a scent called Malled Cider is the one that sells the most.  I didn’t get a chance to see why everyone loves that scent, but I will definatly do that next time I stop in!

Another one of her many items that sells really well are her snowmen.  People seem to enjoy them and I’ll admit, they are all really cute.  I asked her if she made all of her items by hand and she told me she didn’t, but most of them she does.  She also told me when she does get items from places, they have to be high quality or she isn’t satified.  And I’m sure her customers are thankful for that.

People from as far as Cleveland Ohio have come to her store to purchase her items.  That’s enough proof, as well as being in the store, to understand why people from far away would come to buy something from this wonderful store.

I asked her what her future plans for the shop were and she told me she is considering internet and would like to get material to sell by the yard.  And I believe it would sell quite well, just like the rest of her items.

Her customers are what made her business such a success and Jeani would like to thank all of them.

Gingerbread -N- Bows
202 Main Street
P.O. Box 87
Scio, Ohio 43988

(740) – 945 -1027

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Larry Bertolino

Larry Bertolino

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Larry Bertolino is a 31 year old, U.S Navy Veteran and currently sitting on the board of Directors for the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, as well as Harrison County Rural Transit.
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