By Lindsey Temple
News Star Reporter
After seven years in business, Elmore City’s The Blue Daisy is expanding to a new building, currently under construction in downtown Elmore City.
The eventual move to the new facility will be the crowning event of Blue Daisy’s Seventh Anniversary celebration, which will be held next week, September 6-8.
Owner Nancy Howard is busy making plans for her anniversary sale, which will include sale items, drawings for gifts and free giveaways for those who attend. Blue Daisy will be open extended hours on September 6 to offer refreshments to her growing group of customers.
Located between the Elmore City Branch of the Pauls Valley National Bank and Wooster Funeral Home, the new building, according to Howard, will allow her to offer more items than her current location as well as provide some needed seating space when Wooster’s has a large funeral.
“I am hoping to offer more garden items and bedding plants. I would also like to offer a place to sit and congregate for grieving families. I know the porch on the funeral home is somewhat small and sometimes those families are very large. I will have table and chairs on my porch so family members that have just lost a loved one can sit and visit,” explained Howard, “that’s what the large porch on the new building is for.”
Having raised two children in the community and serving in the Elmore City Chamber of Commerce, Howard knows how important small businesses are to rural communities.
“My greatest joy over the past seven years has been the customers and our community, getting to interact with the community. I urge people to support their local businesses, whether it’s me or the grocery store or any other business in town. We as business owners live here, our money goes back into the community,” said Howard.
Howard’s passion for her work and community shines through.
“This is a type of ministry we’re doing, especially when helping those that have just lost a loved one,” said Howard.