Tasha Kornegay, the mom of one in Apex, has been busy making lots of cotton candy since I featured her in September.
Kornegay launched Oscar William's Cotton Candy earlier this year to raise money for one of her passions: Boosting awareness about HIV/AIDS. The mental health therapist volunteers her time working with young women to teach them about HIV/AIDS.
"According to the CDC, one in five people living with HIV are unaware of their status," she told me in September. "I hope to inspire people to get tested, as well as start serious dialogues about sexual health."
Since that feature just a couple of months ago, Kornegay has been busy sharing her natural, organic and kosher cotton candy at local festivals and events. Her creations also have been placed in several retail stores - NOFO at the Pig in Raleigh, Southern Charm Gifts at Cary Towne Center and Monkey Joe's of Cary. She's also worked to raise money to support a back-to-school drive and took part in a charity drive for Alzheimer's disease.
Her two dozen flavors - including cheesecake, caramel and mango - now include some holiday specials such as cider, eggnog spice and peppermint. Her containers make great stocking stuffers or a fun addition to a party.
We're featuring the moms and dad in our Made by Mom Gift Guide on weekdays. Check back tomorrow for another.