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People, Businesses Gear Up For Easter Rush

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ERIE- Easter is upon us and the Easter bunny isn't the only thing "hopping" this time of year.

Business is hopping at Allburn's Florist.

Sixteen churches, nursing homes, and a sea of customers can make things hectic for workers.

Worker Melissa Roberts says orders have doubled, maybe even tripled in the last few weeks.

"Flower-wise, we probably double, maybe even triple alot of our orders," Roberts says. "Right now, people are going to want your spring flowers, especially since its been so gloomy out. Your tulips are at a premium again, and your cut flowers too.That's what people are gonna want to see for spring time."

Your local florists aren't the only ones with their hands full, people at Wegman's are getting a headstart before the weekend rush.

While the meat department says Hams and lamb are a hot commodity, it's the scalloped pineapple that keeps people coming back to Marlene Spires' house every year.

"There's a lot to start cooking ahead of time, so I like to be prepared," Spires says.

Her trick to a successful dinner? Get your shopping done early. Retired chef Walter Hyde agrees. He has 20 mouths to feed on Sunday.

"I'm glad we don't have to come out because a lot of people won't be coming out until Friday or Saturday,"Hyde says. "It takes 3-4 days for us to get ready to cook."

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