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I’d Always Wanted to be in the Newspaper.

Kate hands cotton candy to girl at a public event

I never thought cotton candy would get me there…

“A few years ago when Flowing Wells High School science teacher Nick Breckenfeld was asked what he wanted to buy with his first teaching paycheck, he joked that he wanted a cotton candy machine. The 29-year-old readily admits he’s been fascinated by the fluffy stuff since he was a kid.

Though he didn’t follow through with that purchase, he finally got a sugar-spinning machine last year as a birthday gift from his girlfriend, Kate Keelen, 27.

He’s like a child at heart still, and he embraces it,” she said.

That night, the pair jotted down on a napkin about 25 different flavors they could spin into wisps of candy.