HIGHLAND | Sister Evelyn Brokish, a Catholic nun for nearly 50 years, speaks with such spirited eloquence that she left town and chamber officials momentarily stunned when she told them she had a message.
"All of a sudden it was so silent, it was if they’d stopped breathing," said Brokish.
"I told them I thought every highway, boulevard, street, avenue, lane, and dog trail should have a huge billboard that would say ‘Welcome to Highland: Home of the ChocoNutty Trio.’
"I developed it in Highland, started the trademark in Highland, manufacture it in Highland and it’s being sold in Highland. I said it half jokingly but half seriously. I think it’s a possibility. After all, look at Hershey, Pennsylvania."
In October, Brokish, 69, a Wisconsin native who moved here 15 years ago, opened her own candy business, Poverello Delights. Her ChocoNutty Trio, a peanut butter cup, soon will become a registered trademark.
She is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi congregation in Milwaukee. The name Poverello comes from the word poverty and has Franciscan origins. Saint Francis was the "Poverello," or the "little poor person."