Lake City Mayor Billy Anderson and City Clerk Linda Simpson welcomed five businesses to Lake City with ribbon cuttings on Monday afternoon.
(Town Crier photos/Revis Blaylock)
The businesses included LaCascada Mexican Restaurant; Lil'Buckaroo Daycare and Learning Center; Rejuvenation Massage Therapy and Tanning; OverTime Family Center, Inc.; and Cherry's Blossoms.
Mayor Anderson said each business plays an important role in the community and we appreciate each and every one of them.
LaCascada Mexican Restaurant, a family owned business, is located in the former Chatter Box Restaurant located on Highway 18. The family opened LaCascada in Manila in December of 2007. They are pleased to have their second business in the area.
LaCascada is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Lil' Buckaroo Daycare and Learning Center opened the first of April and is located in Lake City on Highway 18. The center is owned and operated by Michelle Emery of Caraway.
"We can house 79 children in our center," she said. "We do have slots available in each age group. We have rooms for infants six weeks to 18 months. We have a classroom for toddlers 18 months to three years old and a preschool classroom for three to five year olds."
Emery said she has a great staff including Beth Smith of Bay, Heaven Cherry of Monette, Kelly Melloy of Lake City, Beth Adams of Lake City, Regina Hulen of Caraway, Freddie Murphy of Caraway, Renee Chamness of Lake City, Kasey Davis of Lake City.
They can accept vouchers. For more information, call 237-8100. The center is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
She said she takes phone orders and offers delivery. The telephone number is 237-1303.
Carpenter designs her own arrangements and will take special orders. She also will be available to help set up for parties including baby showers or wedding showers.
Carpenter is looking forward to being part of the community and invites everyone to stop by.
"We wanted to provide activities for children," Jennifer Douglas said. "Sometimes it is difficult for parents to have to drive to different towns for activities.
OverTime Family center is licensed for child care for pre-kindergarten to age 12. They will provide transportation from school in the afternoons.
During the summer camp inside and outside activities are offered. They have exercise, martial arts, tumbling, cheerleading and more. They are forming dance classed to start in August.
"We will be offering everything from ballet to clogging," Jennifer said. "Our Martial Arts is presented by Joey Perry's Martial Arts Academy outreach program."
OverTime is located at 117 Cobean Boulevard, Suite B, in Lake City. Director is Lisa Black.
OverTime has a fully trained staff. For more information on activities, after school programs or summer camp call 237-4900
Walling is a native of Caraway and has been a resident of Lake City for six years.
She offers Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, reflexology, and facials.
Her husband Brad Walling, has a catering business, Brad's Hog Heaven Barbecue and caters parties or takes individual orders. He shares her office space. For an appointment or information call 237-1220 or 243-5790.