Athens, Ala. – Suzanne Schrimsher says it all began in the home economics room as a student at Athens Bible School. Suzanne said, “Mike Ogles and other boys in class would come in our home economics room and eat whatever we had made for class. Way back then we talked about a bakery.” Fast forward 20 years. Suzanne had just lost her job and was in the middle of a divorce when her old classmate, Mike Ogles, asked her if she’d like to open the bakery that they had talked about in high school. With the help of her friends, Mike and Nikki Ogles, Suzanne’s Bakery & Eatery opened on October 17, 2005. Suzanne says because of her friends, she has been able to live out her dream. Initially, Mike and Nikki were able to be around the bakery, but other commitments have taken them away from the store. Another friend, DeeDee Butler, jumped in and partnered with Suzanne. Suzanne says that she and DeeDee raised their children together and have known each other for more years than she wants to think about. Suzanne’s Bakery & Eatery is no stranger to community efforts either. The business has supported Sydney’s Coins for Courage, Eli’s Block Party Childhood Cancer Foundation, Van for Laura, and others. Her business was started through friends and she has continued to be a friend to the community. What about the food? Suzanne’s Bakery & Eatery offers a myriad of baked goods. With fresh breads, cakes, pies, cookies, casseroles, sandwiches, and a variation of salads, you’re sure to find something you and your family will enjoy. When you walk into Suzanne’s Bakery & Eatery, you’re greeted by a friendly face (which may or may not have flour on it). It just means they’re working. Suzanne’s Bakery & Eatery is open Tuesday 10am-6pm, Wednesday 10am-5:30pm, Thursday & Friday 6:30am-6pm, and Saturday for bakery pickups only. You can check out many of Suzanne’s tasty treats on Facebook at @SuzannesBakeryInAthens. Suzanne’s Bakery & Eatery is located on 1207 Forrest St in Athens, Alabama. They can be reached by phone at (256) 232-8210. Whatever you’re in the mood for, at Suzanne’s Bakery & Eatery, you can’t go wrong. You can “Mark It Down”!