Propietor Russ Gardiner, right, owner of Delectable Desserts by Russ” located along Bluffton Parkway in Bluffton, poses on Thursday morning with his newest employee, Courtney Kawchak. Courtney, who has Down Syndrome, will be a greeter on Sundays at the bakjery. Whle Courtney has liited abilities in retail, Gardiner believes after Courtney becomes accumstomed to her routine, he says, “I think we’ll be able to get her in the back to help decorate cupcakes.”
Propietor Russ Gardiner, right, owner of Delectable Desserts by Russ” located along Bluffton Parkway in Bluffton, poses on Thursday morning with his newest employee, Courtney Kawchak. Courtney, who has Down Syndrome, will be a greeter on Sundays at the bakjery. Whle Courtney has liited abilities in retail, Gardiner believes after Courtney becomes accumstomed to her routine, he says, “I think we’ll be able to get her in the back to help decorate cupcakes.” Drew Martin dmartin@islandpacket.com
Propietor Russ Gardiner, right, owner of Delectable Desserts by Russ” located along Bluffton Parkway in Bluffton, poses on Thursday morning with his newest employee, Courtney Kawchak. Courtney, who has Down Syndrome, will be a greeter on Sundays at the bakjery. Whle Courtney has liited abilities in retail, Gardiner believes after Courtney becomes accumstomed to her routine, he says, “I think we’ll be able to get her in the back to help decorate cupcakes.” Drew Martin dmartin@islandpacket.com

Caitlin Turner is the retail and business reporter for The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette. She has worked in the news industry for five years in both Ohio and South Carolina and loves the Lowcountry life.