Sisters’ sweet dream becomes reality

Robert Smith
Betty Gay, left, and Cindy Huntsman enjoyed their first day of operations at 622 W. Main in Barnsdall on Monday. Robert Smith/Journal-Capital

BARNSDALL — Monday was the day the dream became reality for Betty Gay and Cindy Huntsman. Their business, called Sweet Scripture, opened for business at 622 West Main Street in Barnsdall.

Betty and Cindy are sisters — their maiden name was Brumley — and they’re best known for their homemade candy and their Christian faith. Back in July, they quit their jobs to pursue the desire of their hearts, which was selling their candy and sharing their faith.

Since then, the sisters have been busy working under the terms of Oklahoma’s Home Bakery Act to earn money to make all the remaining preparations to open the store, Betty Gay explained Monday afternoon between customers. Betty and Cindy also sell lunch fare, and they’re on the main drag right through town for anyone who needs a mid-day bite of something.

“Everything is paid for,” Betty said, gesturing toward the equipment that has been installed to make Sweet Scripture run. She and Cindy pay rent for their shop space, but they either purchased the equipment with their own earnings or friends of their venture donated it. “People have blessed us with a lot of stuff.”

Cindy explained to a customer Monday that church friends came and prayed over the shop prior to the opening, and that reflects the approach she and Betty have taken. Scripture quotations are prominently displayed in the shop and slips of paper with Bible verses on them come with every purchase.

In addition to candy Sweet Scripture offers sandwiches, chips and soup. The bread for the sandwiches is baked right there, and the soup offering Monday was taco soup.

Hours for Sweet Scripture are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Wednesday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the store will be closed Sundays.