It was a busy weekend at Henrietta’s Pine Bakery in Huntsville and Dwight.
The long-standing Muskoka business celebrated 60 years of operation on Saturday, with free sticky buns given out to anyone who stopped by. The anniversary also raised $750 for Hospice Huntsville, through both a gift basket raffle by the bakery and a hot dog stand run by the Dwight Lion’s Club.
Kyle Harriss, whose family took over the bakery in 2003, says they’re grateful for the generations of support.
“Honestly, I’d like to say thank you to literally everybody. Community, tourists, people around the world sometimes come to Muskoka and visit our bakery. We’re just very thankful for all the loyal customers. Different generations have been going to the bakery, grandmothers and their kids.”
“I think the most was, I think, eighth generation that came by, and it was so awesome to just hear the stories,” adds his wife Megan, who manages both storefronts. “So huge thank you to the community for all their love and support, and we’re just so excited that we get to celebrate with everybody.”
The Harrisses are the fourth family to run the business since it opened its doors in 1963, and Kyle and Megan are in the process of taking ownership to become the fifth.
According to Megan, the sticky buns ran out a few hours before closing, but people stopped by right until the end to support both the business and the raffle.
“We’re absolutely thrilled and so appreciative that the community came out and supported such a wonderful cause,” says Megan.