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Ann Flesor, author of Sweet Greeks, discusses the connection between Midwestern candy making & Greek émigrés like her father, Gus Flesor

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Turtles ~ Dove Bars ~ Heath Bars ~ Margie’s Candies

Andie’s Candies Chocolate Mints

These confection favorites can trace their beginnings to Midwestern

Greek immigrants. Join us for a presentation by Ann Flesor Beck

and learn about the connection between Midwestern candy making

and Greek émigrés like her own father, Gus Flesor, who came from

Greece in 1901. He eventually journeyed to Tuscola, Illinois to start

his candy business which Ann and her sister carry on today.

"Sweet Greeks" book can be ordered through:

Prairie Path Books, Wheaton, IL. 630.765.7455


University of Illinois Press,

Flesor's candy can be ordered on their website at

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