Mother’s Day Celebrations at the Hill Top Inn

ELMIRA, NY (WETM) — Happy Mother’s Day! Local restaurants across the Twin Tiers celebrated the holiday by hosting brunch, including the Hill Top Inn in Elmira.

The restaurant had a buffet with everything from bacon and eggs to meats and cheeses.

Debra LaViola, mother of Horseheads, came to the Hill Top Inn with her extended family.

“I love being a mother on Mother’s Day because you can always appreciate your own mother,” Debra said. “But, until you become a mother, it takes on a whole new meaning. So, it’s nice to celebrate with my mother, my mother-in-law and my daughter.

Jennifer LaViola, Debra’s daughter, has daily experience with mothers.

“I’m a labor and delivery nurse, so I help people become mothers every day at work,” Jennifer said. “So it’s nice to be able to celebrate her and help others and be both with my grandmother today and with her.”

For mother and daughter, it was a nice change from last year when they were picked up from the curb and celebrated at home.

“It was really just our immediate family, so it’s nice to be with everyone today,” Debra said.

Their favorite moment of Mother’s Day: gifts.

“In fact [Jennifer] is a really good gift,” Debra said. “I always get a really nice gift from her, especially now that she’s a working woman. So gifts are good.

For Jennifer, she loves the process of giving a gift to her mother.

“I love trying to figure out what to get her and seeing how much she appreciates everything I’ve done for her,” Jennifer said. “I like to show that I appreciate everything she has done for me too.”

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