By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Lil Red’s Country Style Restaurant, just off Highway 150 North in Lovett, celebrating its first year in business on Saturday, March 26.
The day was a smashing success as the restaurant overflowed with customers.
Everyone enjoyed lunch and the children loved playing inside the bounce house, which was provided by Christopher and Amanda Norris, of Sunshine Moonwalks.
During the afternoon, everyone enjoyed listening to music outside, as Richard Cruce, Wade Cruce, Brent Rowell, Chris Sheffield and Naomi performed.
Tina Brock, from Bainbridge, Ga., was the special guest performer during the evening.
By 6 p.m., the restaurant was full and more tables were brought inside for the customers.
“I was a little nervous honestly, since the crowd was larger than we expected,” said Kristy Jarvis, co-owner of the dining establishment with her husband, Dee, “but I loved seeing that many people come out.”
Kristy and Dee said that they would really like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding throughout the night.
“We had never had so many ready to eat at once, which was a great problem to have,” Kristy said. “We have grown and learned a lot since last March and can see that things run a little smoother with experience.”
Dee and Kristy are thankful for all the support they have gotten from customers, friends and family this past year.
“There are so many who come out and support us every weekend,” Kristy said, “and even those who have only been able to come out some, or even if they just mentioned us to a friend, we thank you all for making this year happen. Without our crew, mine or Dees’ parents, family and friends we could not have done it. I would like to thank the Busy Bee also.”
Lil Reds has a Facebook page, listed as Lovett’s Little Reds. Readers can check out more photos from the first anniversary by adding Lovett’s Little Reds as a friend on Facebook.
Lil Reds Country Style Restaurant is open every Friday and Saturday, from 5:30-9 p.m., and on Sundays, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.