Stone County restaurant prepared Easter meals
A Stone County restaurant affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19 got back to work Sunday to make sure local families enjoyed a stress-free Easter.
Employees and volunteers at Sawmill Family Restaurant spent their Saturday working hard to prepare nearly 50 Easter feasts for the public.
Staples of the meals included baked ham, cornbread dressing, and sweet potato casserole.
Those who ordered meals lined up drive-thru style outside the restaurant where thankful residents were hand delivered to their trunks. Sawmill Family Restaurant Owner Elaine Beckham said, “It’s just kind of nice for mommas not to have to do anything on Easter Sunday except heat this stuff up and enjoy their kids and their husbands and their family.”
Resident Geoffrey Taylor said, “Such a tremendous blessing for them to be doing this for the community right now. Everyone knows the pandemic with the Coronavirus and everything and this helps take some pressure off from home.”
Sawmill is now planning to offer family meals to the community three days a week during this shutdown.