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Mother's Day — the biggest day of the year in commercial card-giving. Yes, bigger than Valentines and Christmas. Seems everyone has a mother — or "like a mother" counterpart in their lives they wish to acknowledge in some way on the first Sunday in May. There are all sorts of ways to do this, from a homemade card or the store- bought variety to balloons and all kinds of accessories. Gift cards are an easy way to direct them to a business they frequent, a new place they may not splurge on their own — for a spa day, massage or manicure/ pedicure, for example — or to a favorite restaurant. Flowers, of course, are always appre - ciated. But what about an edible arrange- ment? The occasion is actually a popular one at the local business by that name. Aaron Podbielski has worked at the Wayne Memorial Drive location since the 2017 Mother's Day. "Mother's Day last year was really busy," he said. "It was really exciting. "Valentines' Day is our most popular holiday but Mother's Day is, also." Edible Arrangements will actu - ally be open this year — they usually are closed on Sundays — from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for pick-ups, or for a delivery fee, orders can be made in person or by calling 919-947-0402, or online, at ediblear- rangements.com. The menu of options can be found on the website, ranging from $5 dipped fruit cones to an array of fruit parfaits, smoothies, fruit shakes and fruit salads. Dipped strawberries — in semi-sweet or white chocolate — start at $3 each or $29 for 12. There are other options, such as the Make Them Smile bouquet, $65 to $135 for a bouquet of fruits in a Mother's Day container. Typically, the assortment of fruits is a blend of fresh honeydew, cantaloupe, strawberries, pineapple and grapes. The store also offers cards, balloons, keepsake mugs and gift cards, said Kim Anys, supervisor, who admittedly enjoys being part of the unique gift-giving option for the occasion. "It just tickles me to death to ese because a lot having gotten it before," she said. "It just makes them happy." Bake My Day also caters to the sweet tooth, from special order cakes to smaller versions with roses on top for Mother's Day to their specialty, cupcakes and cake pops. Harold Rodriguez, owner, will be busily whipping up all sorts of treats for the occasion — order in advance or stop in and pick out your favorites. Jumbo cupcakes in a variety of flavors — from wedding cake to maple bacon and red velvet — flavors change up now and again. Typical price is $3.85 each for the larger cupcakes, $10 a dozen for the mini version. There are also cake pops, sugar cook - ies and muffins. And the business features a lunch box for $8.99, which includes a cold cut • Goldsboro location: Cobblestone Place on Spence Avenue • Mount olive location: Center Street, downtown buyinG for M From fruit bouquets to jewelry and baked treats, finding a Mother's Day gift won't be as big of a challenge as you may think. Edible Arrangements 919-947-0402 ediblearrangements.com Bake My Day 919-288-2287 info@bakemydaygoldsboro.com Especially for You 13 By Phyllis Moore Continued to page 30

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