Family Daycare to open in LAM Development- Hughesville, PA

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This is a petition that will be presented to the Zoning Hearing board to help persuade the board to over rule Wolf Township's decision to deny Carrie Edkin to open her small business named, Little Bears Family Daycare. The hearing will take place at the Friends Church in Hughesville, PA on December 21, 2015 @ 7pm. Please help support Carrie Edkin to follow her dream and enable her to keep providing great quality care to our local families and preparing our children for Kindergarten. The children enjoy all the classes Carrie offers. Some of those classes include music class, circle time, art class, sign language class, and one on one learning time. She goes above and beyond what is required by the state. The children our on a wonderful preschool routine. Her hopes is to open her family daycare the beginning of January. That will only happen if she is granted a Certificate of Occupancy at the December 21st hearing.

After being denied by Wolf Township to open, Carrie was forced to close her doors, right before Christmas. Children have called her crying and miss her dearly. As she misses them just as much! Carrie was denied for not being a " professional business. " The deed restrictions state that no businesses are allowed unless it is a professional business. The Department of Public Welfare who regulates family, group, and daycare centers verified a daycare is considered a professional business. As daycares are required to follow many laws and regulations. Daycares also have inspections and have legal contracts between each family. Before the Edkin's purchased their property in LAM Development, they contacted Zoning which approved Carrie to open her daycare. They also spoke to their realtor and to two lawyers!! All approving Carrie Edkin to open. The Edkin's spent $205,000 on a property that was purchased to expand her families living space and daycare. Then spent an additional $13,000 on a huge remodel of the first floor. Their life savings and time has been invested in this from the start. Please help Carrie by signing this petition and attending her hearing on 12/21/15. Carrie was put on this earth to work with children. Let's help her continue her life dream!

Carrie will be holding an Open House to the LAM Development Community on December 19th, 2015 at 5pm. Her wish is to properly introduce herself to her neighbors and to show them all the hard work her family has done to her family daycare. Light refreshments will be available and she encourages everyone in the development to stop by!

Thank you for your time & God Bless!

* Please do not sign if you live out of state/area. I would like to present to the board the number of people who in our community this effects and/or in support of this! * Thanks!

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