Castle Country’s Got Talent: Darcey Powell/Kaymie Davidson


Forbidden Fruit Sweet Shoppe owner Darcey Powell along with her daughter Kaymie Davidson have created The Good Deeds Manger; an interactive nativity set designed to keep Christ in Christmas.

During a holiday visit, they discussed the commercialism so prevalent in society and the need to spread the true meaning of Christmas. They took an age-old idea and made a traditional keepsake that will help everyone feel the peace that should be evident in every Christian home.

Powell and Davidson invite you to start a new tradition this year using The Good Deeds Manger. Throughout advent, family members earn pieces of straw for doing “good deeds” and kind acts of service. These are placed in the wooden manger in preparation for baby Jesus, who is placed in the manger on Christmas morning. The set comes in a beautifully designed window box resembling a stable with all the components inside, a wooden manger made of fine cedar, a sparkling star on gold wire, a scroll ornament, a baby Jesus doll and a drawstring bag full of straw. The set is entirely hand crafted in the USA.

Powell is scheduled to appear on Studio 5 (KSL TV) with Brooke Walker on Nov. 14 to spotlight this new product, which is sure to be one of the hottest items of the season. The Good Deeds Manger will be showcased at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy during the annual Family Christmas Gift Show Nov. 14-16. Locally, people can see The Good Deeds Manger in Darcey’s Sweet Shoppe at 100 W. Main in Cleveland and at the Helper Christmas Craft Fair later this month. This item is also available at Western Nut Company, Thanksgiving Point, The Book Table in Logan, and on Amazon, Etsy and at

This mother-daughter entrepreneur team would like to thank Ryan Murray of the Small Business Development Center on USU Eastern campus for his counsel, advise, encouragement and expertise as they worked together to bring this project to fruition in time for the 2014 holiday season.

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