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Northeast Ohio family comes together while staying apart for Easter dinner

Posted at 8:45 PM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-12 23:25:12-04

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — For many families, Easter Sunday is a day to gather together in celebration, but with Ohio under a stay at home order, that isn’t possible for larger families. Doug Bardwell’s family had a unique solution to that problem.

On Easter Sunday, around 20 of Bardwell’s family members from different households gathered together while practicing social distancing.

The family members met at a Strongsville parking lot and set up a sanitary potluck.

Each family member brought sanitizer and cleaned the table and food containers before approaching with their dishes.

After the table was filled with dishes, each household, wearing masks and gloves, took turns making plates to take home for dinner.

While it wasn’t the traditional Easter dinner, it was one that still made Bardwell’s family feel together while staying apart.