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Living the legacy By Kaye Bell

Family legacy and what it means to stay committed and continue the path of greatness after losing a parent can be the highest honor you can bestow upon them after they are gone. On Friday, September 29, 2017, Melinda’s Boutique, located at 78 Wall Street in Benton Harbor, Michigan, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. This boutique is a tribute to our mother Melinda (Barnes) Nelson, who always had a desire to be a model. Her sense of fashion and high regard for looking, dressing and acting the part in proper conduct and decorum was a vital part of her life.

Pictured l to r: Benton Harbor City Manager, Darwin Watson, Pamela Hunt, Renee Hunt, Joann Bell Hunt and Darryl McElroy

Participating in this celebratory occasion were sisters and co-owners, Pamela Hunt and Renee Hunt, Benton Harbor City Manager, Darwin Watson and the Director of Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance, Margaret Adams. Other guest included Benton Harbor business owners, a representative from AT&T, patrons from South Bend and Muncie, Indiana, community, family, and friends. The day consisted of refreshments, grand prizes, give-aways, and amazing discounts.

The love of family; staying together, working together and continuing to love and respect one another is paramount in our lives. Mom would be so proud.