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573 Mother's Day Guide

According to the “all-knowing" Wikipedia, Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1907, when Anna Jarvis held the first Mother's Day at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Her campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War and created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. She and another peace activist and suffragette, Julia Ward Howe, had been urging for the creation of a "Mother's Day For Peace" where mothers would ask that their husbands and sons were no longer killed in wars.

In 1908, the U.S. Congress rejected a proposal to make Mother's Day an official holiday, joking that they would also have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day". However, owing to the efforts of Anna Jarvis, by 1911, all U.S. states observed the holiday. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor all mothers.

But to me, all history withstanding, there has always been much more to Mother's Day than a federal holiday. You see, my friends, even though I can’t claim to be the sharpest tool in the shed, I can claim a very good memory. And one that always stands out in my mind as a young child is my mother. And, like most people, the memory which stands out the most about my mother is her passion for the love of her children. I clearly remember lying on the dark blue carpet, watching the Saturday morning cartoons. My brothers decorating the sofa and chairs, waiting for Jerry to clobber Tom over the head with a frying pan… And the sound of something totally drowns out the laughter, it was the most wonderful sound I ever heard—a sound I’d heard many times before, but always the sound filled my heart with joy and a feeling of safety. It was the sound of my mother making breakfast in the kitchen. An egg cracking, something frying, something chopping, the oven door… they were the most beautiful sounds in the world. It was the sound of someone's love and passion—my mother.

Give Mom the best Mother's Day ever!

To celebrate Mother's Day, we at 573 Magazine have gathered up a few unique ideas for you to serve up to your special mother on Mother's Day. Places to eat, places for gifts, places to show your love. There’s a number of things you can get, or even better, do, in the 573 area for the woman who gave you life. Don’t stress out with the last-minute panic-run through a big box store looking for a foot massager that sold out a week ago or a mass produced basket of hygiene products. Come to dinner this May 8th ready to bring your A-game and give Mom the best Mother's Day ever!

Rozier's Mercantile has been serving the community since 1903. Located on the square in downtown Perryville, Rozier's recently had some big renovations made to their building, but that's not the only change they have in store for you. Along with many other recent changes to their building and products, Rozier's has rededicated their entire main floor to women, carrying everything you need to make mom say WOW this Mother's Day. We spoke to Rozier's Manager, Karen Lundy, to get the 411.

573: Tell us about the recent changes at Rozier's.

We started renovations in January. We went down to the original floor which is from around the 1920s. We've had a lot of surprises and minor setbacks, but we're nearly finished now. We stayed open the whole time, only closing down the areas that were being worked, and now we are in the final stages and are completely open. We have a little bit more to move, and all the departments were kind of flipped around. But we're redoing every department, making them all better.

We transformed our entire main floor, dedicating it to serve and celebrate women of all ages...

573: Tell us about the new updates and expansions to the Women's department.

We've always had a great women's department, but now we’re branching out and getting some newer merchandise for younger women. We're now carrying some top name brand jeans. And we're stocking tops, dresses, jewelry and handbags with a more youthful appeal. We are keeping the older ladies items also, but we’re going to go in with some younger girl stuff as well. We transformed our entire main floor, dedicating it to serve and celebrate women of all ages with more boutique style items. Clothing, gifts, floral, home decor, sewing and so much more! Since Covid is over I think people are wanting to go back out to touch and deal and shop again because we’ve been busier than ever.

For more information on Rozier's in Perryville CLICK HERE!

Established in 1997, Quality Jewelry Buy Weight is dedicated to saving you money and delivering products that are limited only by your own imagination. Imagine what mom will say when she opens up that one of a kind mother's ring or a dazzling custom pair of earrings that look costly, but were surprisingly affordable. Quality Jewelry Buy Weight has a very simple business model designed to save your hard earned dollars. Low overhead=low prices. We traveled down to Downtown Cape Girardeau to get more information from owner, and Cape Girardeau native, Trace Allen.

I went to the jewelry district, and it was amazing!

573: Tell us what inspired you to sell jewelry by weight.

So the first thing I did when I traveled to Europe for the first time was not go to see the Colosseum or any other tourist locale. No, I went to the jewelry district, and it was amazing! They had thousands of items with no pricing and I said, "That’s very odd, how do you know how much it is?" The man said, "Very easy. We just put it on the scale and weigh it, then we tell you the prices, so you don't overpay." And a lightbulb popped on. I came home and I started a franchise. I had one and eventually turned it into 12. They were little boutiques that we would sell gold and then I would do the custom work out of my home, and that’s how this all began 40 years ago.

573: Tell us about your custom design process.

CAD-cam is our forte, which is computer aided design. We can take multiple pictures, multiple aspects of any item, rings, necklaces, earrings, whatever. We scan them into our computer and create a 3-D master file. From that master file we plug it into a 3-D printer and we grow it. After we grow it we get final approval from our customer then we cast it, set it, and finish it. We can do all of that fun custom stuff for less than you would pay for a mass produced piece. If you can be a part of it, it costs less, and it’s a one of a kind piece, then be a part of it!

For more information on Quality Jewelry Buy Weight CLICK HERE!

...relaxing with a fine wine and gourmet snacks fit for a queen.

Crown Valley Winery

Located out in the rolling hills of Ste. Genevieve, Crown Valley Winery is the perfect place to take that special woman in your life for an amazing wine and dine Mother's Day style. Imagine're sitting out on the open-air balcony as the spring breeze carries upon it the strong sweet scent of lilac which gently kisses your face and breathes new life and energy into every part of your being. You smile as the stressors in your life fade away and you look over at that life-giving woman of yours who's feeling that same peace and joy. You both sink into the moment, relaxing with a fine wine and gourmet snacks fit for a queen.

On top of being the perfect place for Mom's big day out, anniversaries, weddings, or any other special event you can think of, Crown Valley Winery also hosts live bands each Saturday, wine tastings, and a number of other cool events on a regular basis. In fact, they're introducing a new VIP package this month that would be perfect for a Mother's Day outing that mom won't soon forget. We spoke with the amazing staff at Crown Valley to find out more.

573: Tell us about the new experience you are offering here at Crown Valley.

Right now, we are kicking off our new VIP package for two. This includes the charcuterie tray, two glasses, a bottle of your choice, table service and the reserved VIP seating with a beautiful view. The charcuterie tray includes mixed berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and grapes), gourmet crackers, mixed pickled olives, gherkin pickles, mixed nuts, meats, and cheeses (aged white cheddar and sharp cheddar).

Sounds like an AMAZING way to spend Mother's Day!

Pretty gifts, quality jewelry, and fine wine are all very nice, but what if that's just not what Mom is into? Mom doesn't always want something "nice". Sometimes she craves fun, excitement, and the adventure that only comes with a fun night out on the town. Century Casino at 777 N. Main Street in Cape Girardeau has everything you need to get mom hyped enough to let her hair down.

listening to the cool acoustic melodies of a live performance while enjoying the majestic panoramic views of the Mississippi River

With two amazing eateries to choose from, you can satisfy any cravings mom might have this Mother's Day. Imagine starting the night off slow and comfortable. Lounging on the patio of Beacon 53, you sway to the cool acoustic melodies of a live performance dancing on the breeze. You laugh and catch up as you look out over the majestic panoramic views of the Mississippi River and sample the high class cuisine and classic cocktails. Or maybe you'd rather grab a beer and a burger at the Red Star Grill while watching mom get savage rooting for her favorite team on the big screen.

After getting your grub on and relaxing enough to really enjoy the live wire atmosphere, journey out to the Gaming Floor and try your luck. After all, that's where fun and excitement lives. With 19 table games, 4 live-action poker tables or over 800 of your favorite gaming machines, Century Casino is sure to liven up your Mother's Day!

For more information on Century Casino in Cape Girardeau CLICK HERE!

The Station at Sawyer Landing

Everyone has their own comfort zone, and for many moms in the 573 area, that special happy place where they find their peace is called COFFEE. Just now opening in the Fredericktown area is an amazing new craft coffee shop and bistro. If you're local, you've probably seen the ongoing construction right there at Junction City. I know I have, and just the other day I saw a sign with those three little magic words every starry eye'd coffee lover in the area has been dying to hear...Drive-thru Now Open. The Station at Sawyer Landing has finally opened for business and just in time to celebrate mom.

After all, mom's worth it!

Serving up a large variety of craft coffee drinks including lattes, espresso, House blend, iced coffee, and nitro cold brew, The Station also has smoothies, Italian sodas, and of course all your basic beverages. But your thirst isn't the only thing The Station at Sawyer's Landing is prepared to satisfy. With a full breakfast and lunch menu as well, The Station is fully prepared to tend to mom's every craving on her special day out.

Mother's Day weekend the real fun begins! With the long-awaited Lobby opening up within the next few days, The Station will be preparing to host their Grand Opening Saturday, May 7th with live music going on from 3PM-4:30. Bask in the shade of the big beautiful oak tree rising up through the deck and upper balcony Saturday afternoon while you listen to the mellow sounds of Arbor Season and enjoy an Italian soda and Chicken Curry Salad Panini. Or, if you're looking for a nice quiet place to just chill and chat with mom, come visit in the morning! Grab a nice warm sunny window seat with a good hearty breakfast and a hot mocha cappuccino or maybe a berry blast smoothie and just catch up. Start your Mother's Day weekend off right with The Station at Sawyer's Landing.

After all, mom's worth it!

Massage & Skin Works

Massages and spa packages are always a big hit on Mother's Day. You can never go wrong by giving the hardest working woman in your life a day of rest and relaxation. Whether mom wants to melt away the tension in her back, erase her fine lines and wrinkles for a younger look, or get some much needed attention in trouble areas that cause pain...Massage & Skin Works in Farmington has you covered.

...leave mom floating on cloud 9 and feeling absolutely heavenly.

"Massage Therapy is a wonderful part of whole-body health. What you are doing every day is going to affect your muscles! Eating good whole foods, moving/stretching, and deep belly breathing is so vital for good health. I enjoy helping my clients with their wellness goals!"

-Jennifer Carroll, Owner, LMT, CPI, CHC

...increase blood circulation and deliver a soothing, gentle treatment that sets in motion the body’s own natural healing/pain-relieving process.

With a variety of massage packages, mom can have her choice of good feels. Be it back, neck & shoulder, feet and legs, or full body, Massage & Skin Works will leave mom floating on cloud 9 and feeling absolutely heavenly. Or maybe mom wants to try the revolutionary new LED therapy offered by Massage & Skin Works. LightStim is a multi-wave LED tool that emits multiple wavelengths of light that work together to increase blood circulation and deliver a soothing, gentle treatment that sets in motion the body’s own natural healing/pain-relieving process.

No matter what you choose to do to honor that wonderful woman in your life this year, do it whole heartedly, go all in and make it big! After all, she gave you the gift of life, and changed your pampers...She deserves a day of pampering and gifts of her own. Have a Happy Mother's Day 573!



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