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Becca Urban & Danielle Sevigny

Alie Laumb & Daniel Miller

Joanna & Gracie Kirk

GRAND OPENING OF

Thistle Sweets Story & Photography by Tony Centonze What started as a hobby for APSU Business/ Management student Alie Laumb has become a fulltime bakery, and in Woodlawn, Tennessee of all places, with the recent grand opening of Thistle Sweets.

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People were literally lined up around the tiny A-frame building to purchase some of Laumb's famous macaroons, which were offered in an assortment of bright colors and decadent flavors. “We estimate that about 600 people came out for our grand opening,” Laumb said. “I'm super-grateful. We weren't expecting that. Despite the heat, everyone was wonderful, and all of the comments were so positive.” Preparation for the opening took a few months. Laumb spent a week baking 3,000 of the French delicacies for the opening party. “It's just me doing all the baking, and I currently only have one commercial oven,” Laumb said. “It takes about 2 hours to make 60 shells and another hour to fill them. Our plan is to be open one day a week--Tuesdays from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.”

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Tom & Kalyn Noland

Morgan Knight & Brittany Weller

Jennifer & Rachel Kelley

Good news! Laumb is still making her sweet treats for weddings and other events. She will also continue to be at Clarksville's Downtown Market two Saturdays each month. “Customers may visit our website thistlesweetstn.com, send an email to me at thistlesweets@gmail.com, or come by the shop at 1880 Woodlawn Road,” Laumb said. “We are also considering holding some events with music and vendors, something for folks to do in Woodlawn.”

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