Throughout this pandemic, our community has been committed to supporting local businesses. It is so much more than shopping at your local grocery store. It’s actively being involved within your community and showing up when businesses need your support the most. It also means making hard decisions to make sure our community stays safe. We're in a place now where we have to find ways to balance those tasks.

We are thrilled to see many of the local events and fairs returning after a year of not having them. We were, ourselves, excited to host Lemonade Day -- one of our favorite annual community activities. Given the recent local surge in cases, we made the very tough decision that is is not in the best interest of our youngest entrepreneurs to expose themselves by opening their businesses to the general community. Our plan is to return next year.

Until then, look for ways to support our local small entrepreneurs at a variety of fun, outdoor events. Stay safe, shop local. We're STILL in this together.

-- Ross