STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Labor Day is the final day of summer but not everyone took the day off to soak up the sunshine.
Several businesses in Starkville kept their doors open to customers for the holiday.
Victoria Lindsey works at George-Mary's and she said working on this Labor Day was her labor of love to the community during the pandemic.
"It's just a chance for us as a business to give back to the community of Starkville and sort of honor their achievements in whatever their respective jobs are," said Lindsey.
Being able to work on the holiday also gave the employee a little escape from her daily routine.
"I have a small child so I like being able to have adult conversations for a few hours out of my day," she said. "It's just nice being able to see locals and people I'm familiar with."
Lindsey explained creating a normal atmosphere during the coronavirus pandemic is therapeutic for shoppers.
Customers filled George-Mary's at a steady pace. Masks and social distancing was required by all customers that entered the store.
“I feel like a little bit of life is being breathed back into Starkville," Lindsey said.