Easter brings sweet sales to East Texas shops - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Easter brings sweet sales to East Texas shops

Posted: Updated:
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
  • Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:40:46 GMT
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

    Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:14:59 GMT
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>

Tyler, TX -- Part of what makes Phyllis Harper look forward to Easter Sunday is seeing her grand kids' smiling faces.

"They still get a treat out of what's inside the basket," Harper said.

she's doing shopping before the weekend, loading up on chocolates, candies, and treats. It's a tradition she says families can make affordable, even on a lean budget.

"I think families just make it work. I grew up not having a whole lot, but we always managed to buy eggs and dye 'em, and had fun around the table," Harper said.

Places like Sweet Gourmet count on the Easter business. "Over two weeks, we sell so much of it, that it really helps our bottom line when December rolls around," Deborah Robertson, a salesperson at Sweet Gourmet, said.

Sweet Hope Cafe, in business now 5 months, also seeing demand. "We're pretty filled up with orders," Stephanie Pitarro, a baker at Sweet Hope Cafe, said.

Pitarro says most people will find other places in their budget to cut back, in order to fill Easter baskets.

 "You want to stick with tradition, and keep the kids happy and have their little Easter eggs filled with candies and cookies," Pitarro.

Harper advises not to put all your eggs, or candy, in one basket, all at once. 

"Shop around and shop early," Harper said.

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.