Delivering sweets to the masses

Photo by Tasha Stewart Nuttin But Sweets owner Sherry Crawford and Carrie Beth Bargo deliver the sweet treats to Knox County citizens.

Photo by Tasha Stewart
Nuttin But Sweets owner Sherry Crawford and helper Carrie Beth Bargo deliver the sweet treats to Knox County citizens.

 

A Knox County family has kept the trend of local entrepreneurship alive by opening a “sweet” new business.

Along with her husband, Sherry Crawford has opened a new ice cream truck service called “Nuttin But Sweets.” They don’t only serve ice cream, though. They have a variety of novelty candies as well.

When asked why they started the sweet treat business, Crawford said “One day I just came up with the idea and thought it would be lots of fun, and it has shown to be so much fun and such a blessing with all the smiling faces, from the little kids to the old kids.”

To get a head start on Independence Day, they opened nearly two weeks before. “July 25th was our first day out,” said Crawford.

They sell primarily in the afternoons and on sunny days when temperatures reach their peak. The white and red-striped van is out every day, including Saturdays and occasionally on Sundays between church services.

While the business is primarily a mobile ice cream truck, they are available for birthday parties, church events, family gatherings.

For people craving a sweet fix, you can find them in areas with subdivisions and streets in town. If you’d like to know specifically where to find them, give them a call at 627-9400, and follow them on Facebook. Be sure to search for Nuttin But Sweets and click “Like.”

The Crawfords plan to keep their truck running the streets through about October, depending on the weather.