Last night, January 31st was the annual meeting for Maury Alliance held at Puckett’s in downtown Columbia. I personally was not in attendance but the City of Mt. Pleasant had a table reserved. Apparently every year, the sponsors of the tables are asked to bring a centerpiece that represents their business or City. Then at the end of the evening the centerpieces are judged and a winner is chosen.
A few weeks ago I was asked if I could work with Tom Harmon from Too Much Stuff to come up with a theme and design for the centerpiece for this annual event. So Tom came over to my store and the brainstorming began. Then he saw my Sweet Grass Farms display where the bike sat and inspiration hit!
The inspiration continued and we decided to go with the bike as our centerpiece and Tom would fill the baskets with beautiful fresh flowers.
When my mother and I were chatting about it she suggested the theme’ Mt. Pleasant Then and Now’. I love team work. Next, I chose photos from books from the Mt. Pleasant Museum to use and reached out to Dave at Paperweight Printing to compile the photos in such a way that they would stand up in front of the bike on both sides with the photos presented in a timeline from 1824 – 2019. Teamwork resulted in a beautiful centerpiece depicting ‘Mt. Pleasant Then and Now’. Although the centerpiece that was a chocolate fountain with strawberries to dip won, the Mt. Pleasant centerpiece received numerous compliments. The bike will be on display at City Hall for a few days so stop on by.
Thank you Tom, Mom, and Dave for making it happen.
Does anyone leave their Christmas tree up through March???
My mom retired recently and moved from Alaska living with us temporarily until she decides what State she wants to settle in. She arrived about a week prior to Christmas and loves our tree by the front door. I usually take it down around New Year’s Day but not this year. It’s STILL by the front door. She loves the light and ambiance it gives. I have to admit it does look beautiful but…….
Some of you may have met my mother already as she has been helping out in the store lately. She was working in retail prior to leaving Alaska so she enjoys being back in it on her terms this time. 🙂 She has asked if the tree can remain there through March because she loves it so much. Oh my….. so we will probably accommodate MOM. I have to admit, it’s weird having it there but I LOVE Christmas so it’s nice all at the same time.
A COUPLE OF REMINDERS!
Kinzer Pharmacy is currently accepting prescription transfers in preparation of opening their doors for business next week. I stopped by the other day and got a tour of the place; it’s looking good and will soon be ready for customers.
Mt. Pleasant Marketplace is opening today from 10am – 7pm. It’s located in a building across from City Hall at 111 Public Square. It will have several vendor booths set up for your shopping pleasure.
Until next time 🙂 Angela
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