(nominated by Alaina)

Lorraine was raised by a single, working mom and many times was teased or ridiculed by other children. To get through, she dreamed of opening a restaurant. During her entire adult life, she began collecting items for her “someday” eatery. After her mother died, she decided to open a place that would become a spa-like getaway for women, if only for an afternoon. Women are now coming from far and wide to her Tearoom and Bake Shoppe accompanied by their mothers, sisters, friends and daughters to relax and enjoy each other’s company.

Realizing her dream wasn’t easy. Lorraine began baking out of her house until she was able to bring her dream to life outside of her home. But that hardship turned into joy that she passes along to all her customers.