The “Candy Corn Fairy” gets a warm welcome from first-graders at Minot Consolidated School on Tuesday. Title 1 teacher Wendy Simard 10 years ago started the National Candy Corn Day tradition of visiting each classroom on Oct. 30. “Everyone knows I am crazy for candy corn,” said Simard, who hand-painted ceramic candy corns for all 40 staffers at the school. Simard’s three children were students at the school at one point. “‘Mom, I’m not riding to school with you,'” Simard’s children would tell her on National Candy Corn Day. “It’s just a fun day. We like to celebrate the little things,” Simard said. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

“Everyone knows I am crazy for candy corn,” Title 1 teacher Wendy Simard said Tuesday at Minot Consolidated School. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Susan Hussey, administrative assistant at Minot Consolidated School, wore her candy corn shoes on National Candy Corn Day on Tuesday. Hussey’s birthday is on Halloween. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Wendy Simard gave hand-painted ceramic candy corns to all 40 staffers at Minot Consolidated School on National Candy Corn Day on Tuesday. The teachers’ room was filled with candy corn cupcakes, a candy corn pizza made at the Minot Country Store, candy corn bowling and a guess-the-candy-corn-flavor game. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)


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