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Local business puts their family health first, while they temporarily shut their doors

Local business puts health of their family first, while temporarily shutting their doors
Posted at 8:59 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 00:11:32-04

Many local businesses have had to either shutdown, or change the way they serve the community because of COVID 19. One family-owned business said it feels blessed that they can make the decision to keep their family safe, despite the financial hit.

Vanessa Edwards and her husband received their keys to Home Bakery and Boutique in June of 2019. They renovated their store and had it up and running by the following month, but due to the COVID-19 crisis, they decided to temporarily shut their doors.

They are a family of 11, with 9 kids. One of their children has a pre-existing health condition. This sparked some concern for the Edward’s. With their daughter having Lupus, and feeling the COVID-19 impact financially, they decided to prioritize their needs and live strictly off of their savings.

The Edwards eventually plan to re-open their bakery and boutique, but for now remain closed.

On Saturday they will be selling Easter baskets filled with cookies, candy, and novelty items for $25. They also hope to help the community along the way.