This was Sharon's Facebook post explaining the incident.
"I sit here with tears still after 6 weeks and a broken heart. It breaks my heart not to get to do what I love anymore because of certain people being selfish and not caring about other people.
I had a certain business (who I won't name because I won't stoop to their level. I won't confirm or deny who it is, most people will know anyway) start following my catering page a couple months ago and I told my husband this isn't good because nothing good comes out of them. My suspicions were confirmed a couple weeks ago who turned me in.. i was told the health dept legally has to let you know and you have to fill out some paperwork to find out,
Sure enough a few weeks later I got a call from the Ludington health department because it came across the hart desk and they passed it to Brad in the Ludington office (who by the way was the nicest and even tried to find me a solution cause he read my post and said he could see everyone loved my food and he didn't want to see me quit doing what I obviously loved to do). I was using a licensed kitchen but because of not having my own liability insurance and not wanting to cause any waves I am no longer going to be doing my catering. They won't license a home kitchen, even though it's remodeled, I can build a pole barn on my property and they will license that, I can rent a place by the hour and their fridges/freezers, buy liability insurance and become licensed but as my part time job it just isn't feasible. I only charge 9.00 a meal.. If it was my full time job it definitely would be.
I got into doing this when I had to give up hair after 26 years. I only knew how to cut hair, wait tables, bartend and cook so I took to waiting tables full time and I started my catering page. I was so happy when I reached 100 likes, little did I know it would grow to over 1000+ people following my page. You all are AMAZING! You all have been so supportive over the last 5+ years. I can't thank you all enough for your support when I needed it and after getting laid off from my full time job and did catering as my full time job you were all there for me.
I was going to take my page down but then I just couldn't do it cause it took me a lot to build it. If I ever need to do catering as my full time job I want all of you to be able to know it. So I will keep my page up and say hi once In awhile and if I ever get laid off or need a full time job you will all still be here.
I know they will read this post and I hope they know how much they hurt me and to know I will never step foot into their establishment again! I hope you are happy you took away what I love the most and I truly believe in karma and it will come around to you. I'm a firm believer in karma. I guess I should feel honored that you felt threatened by my little business to do what you did.
To my supporters thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything."
If we could raise some money for Sharon to show our love and appreciation, that would be amazing.
This money could help her get liability insurance, build a pole barn, or use the money for whatever she wants to keep doing what she loves. Any help is appreciated.
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