Recognizing Harlow’s Donuts and Bakeryby Senator David Vitter
Posted on 2015-12-17
VITTER. Mr. President, behind each of the millions of
small businesses in the United States, there is an entrepreneur who is
willing to put in the hard work necessary for success. In the heart of
Pineville, LA, Roy W. Burr, Sr., exemplified this commitment by
dedicating over 30 years to growing and maintaining this week's Small
Business of the Week, Harlow's Donut and Bakery.
Harlow's Donut and Bakery has been a staple in Pineville since opening its doors in 1972. When Roy W. Burr, Sr., took over in 1984, he was determined to maintain the bakery's name and good reputation. With no prior experience in the food industry, Roy would regularly begin making donuts at 2:30 in the morning. In the decades since, three generations of Burrs have created an environment where locals could start their mornings with hot coffee and a fresh pastry, while catching up with their friends and neighbors. Harlow's Bakery is widely recognized as a staple in the community in large part due to the Burr family treating both their employees and customers as members of their extended family.
Over the years, Harlow's Donut and Bakery has been awarded statewide and national accolades. In 2011, Harlow's was featured as a Travelocity Local Secret, Big Find and more recently was honored by the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance as a Small Business of the Month in March 2015.
This past November, Roy W. Burr, Sr., passed away after running Harlow's for over 30 years. In remembrance of Roy and his dedication to the Pineville community, Harlow's Donut and Bakery is officially recognized as Small Business of the Week.