Spotlight

Amy Summerill

Amy Summerill, 44, lives in Harker Heights and owns Pop! CornUtopia.

Tell me about your family.

I have a wonderful husband named Troy and two wonderful boys: Chase, 27, and Cory, 22.

Where are you from originally?

I am originally from Washington State.

What brought you here?

My husband was transferred here due to another corporate job. My husband is a veteran, but that is not why we moved here. We moved here due to his corporate job.

What do you like about Harker Heights?

I like that it is a small, tight-knit community. I like that the community is very supportive of one another.

What is your favorite restaurant in Harker Heights?

My favorite restaurant in Harker Heights is Yum Yum’s on 2410, across from Harker Heights High School; it serves Korean-style food.

Where is your favorite place to shop at in Harker Heights?

My favorite place to shop at in Harker Heights is Target.

What big thing do you think Harker Heights could use?

I think that Harker Heights could use street festivals. The city could close a section off near where the city offices are located and have a street festival. We could have several food vendors, arts and crafts, and lots of fun things to do for everyone. This could be a big annual street festival.

What made you go into the popcorn business?

Kettle Corn Utopia started in 2012. My husband and I were both working really stressful jobs and thought it be fun just to play with popcorn and then it just took on a life of its own and we’ve been doing it ever since 2012. Currently we have 28 different flavors of popcorn. We are located at 302 Millers Crossing Suite 8, in Harker Heights.

What community work do you do?

I support Parks and Recreation (Donate products and food to the movies in the park event).

We help out pretty much whenever the city comes to us for something.

We help out a lot and do donations. We do gift certificates for kids in the Killeen school district who are in need.

What is the last movie that you saw?

The last movie that I saw was on Netflix. It was called, “What Happened to Monday?”

What was the last book you read?

The last book that I read was called “Water for Elephants.”

Were do you see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself franchising this business.

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