President Barack Obama Visits The Squirrel's Den! Reprint from Mansfield News Journal, Aug 1, 2012
MANSFIELD - When President Barack Obama returns to White House, he won't be empty-handed. The final stop the commander-in-chief made before departing Mansfield today was to a local sweet shop to get gifts for the first lady and his two daughters. "I'm still on Cloud 9,"
President Barack Obama buys chocolates from the Squirrel's Den for the First Lady and their daughters.
said LaDonna Secrist, the owner of the Squirrel's Den about an hour after his 1:32 p.m. arrival in her Main Street store. "I had seen (Obama) across the street at Ed Picken's (Cafe on Main) and had hoped that he'd come over, but never thought there would be a chance."
Obama met with six Squirrel's Den employees for about a half hour, taking photos with them, signing autographs and chatting. "Malia and Sasha left me for the summer. They're off at camp, but I don't want them to forget me, so I'm thinking about putting together a little care package," Obama said.
Secrist walked the president back to her chocolate bowl and dropped a dab on his finger. "That's some tasty chocolate right there," Obama said, turning to the press. "In case you're wondering, that's premium chocolate. That tastes great."
Welcome To The Squirrel's Den!
As soon as you pass through our door (and often times before), you will be greeted with the heavenly aroma of freshly prepared chocolate candies & fudges, a variety of flavored popcorns, hot roasted peanuts, and a host of other delights. LaDonna Secrist, owner of The Squirrel's Den located at 33 North Main Street in downtown Mansfield, Ohio invites you to come in to her store and experience the magic.
Whether you are looking to satisfy your own sweet tooth or want to impress someone special with your incredible good taste in gift-giving, you'll find the largest selection of chocolate assortments and gift baskets available.
Anniversaries, graduations, romantic holidays, birthdays, weddings, and friendship are just a few of the many occassions we specialize in. Stop in and treat yourself to an incredibly wonderful scent-sation.