Paradise, Calif.—Friday afternoon Joy Lyn’s Candies in Paradise unveiled a chainsaw-carved wood seven foot statue of Willy Wonka as party of their customer appreciation day.
The shop has been at that location for 48 years and the owners wanted to thank their customers for their loyalty.
They say that the statue is likely the only Willy Wonka statue of its size in the country.
The owners of the shop are Bill Hartley and his wife.
Locals call Bill, Billy Wonka.
Bill says that the smiles on people’s faces when they walk out of the shop makes it all worth it.
Bill Hartley said, “The happiness that you see created with chocolate, knowing that you have a product people are happy to purchase, that it's a quality product.
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