Rebecca's Florist & Country Store
launched in Warrensburg
WARRENSBURG - A woman who is acclaimed in the area for her creativity opened an enterprise of her own recently to present her wares to the public.
Rebecca Witz- Swan, well-known in this area as she worked for more than 20 years for the Price Chopper Floral Department, opened Rebecca's Florist & Country Store in the building that recently housed D&G Hardware at the south end of town.
Rebecca helped start the floral departments in several area stores, and after working for these retail operations for decades, she decided to launch her own business, she said.
"It's something I always wanted to do, " Rebecca said this week.
Rebecca's love for flowers and primitive folk art is evident in the items she has on display and for sale in her store.
Rebecca's skillful floral arrangements that showcase myriad floral varieties, and her array of folk art country decor offers a multitude of ways her customers can express themselves through gift-giving.
From setting a stage for a landmark event in life, to expressing heartfelt feelings through floral displays - or adding a colorful accent to your home - Rebecca can accomplish it all with a keen, experienced sense of style.
Whether it's a wedding, birthday, funeral or holiday decorations, Rebecca she has the expertise to accomplish it with creativity and innovation.
The store also carries decorative novelties including Mylar balloons, party and seasonal decorations and hard-to-find items such as Park design curtains. Rebecca hopes to carry perennials and other area hardy plants next year. Christmas wreaths and other holiday decorations will be available for this coming Holiday season, she said.
For customer convenience, Rebecca's is open seven days a week: Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rebecca's delivers free of charge within a five-mile radius of her business, encompassing most of Warrensburg.
So those who seek that personal creative touch in floral arrangements, and believe in buying from local enterprises, Rebecca's can be reached at 623-2232, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook.
Monroe Memorial Fundraiser
The Jeremiah Monroe Memorial Golf Tournament, named after the Brant Lake soldier who sacrificed his life in the war in Afghanistan, will be held Aug. 7 at Green Mansions Golf Resort in Warrensburg. Start times are 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. The cost is $80 per person to play. Foursomes are needed. Following golf, a barbecue pig roast with a deejay providing music for your listening pleasure will be held at 6:30 p.m. The proceeds of the tournament will go to the Wounded Warrior Project for servicemen and servicewoman injured in combat. To register, contact Ron Walker at 494-7222 or Robert Monroe Jr. at 518 681-1744.
Citizen awareness needed
Motorists should be aware and cautious when entering or turning around vehicles at the Warrensburg Commons apartments on Sanford St. next to the Recreation Field.
Residents and managers of the Warrensburg Commons Apartments remind motorists there are children routinely playing at both entrances to the parking lot, and that U-turns on the property and through traffic is not allowed.
For some unknown reason people do not read the signs prohibiting the public traffic. Local citizens contacted me this week with these concerns, so please be careful.
Talent sought for Garage Sale
Remember, the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce is now seeking talented groups and individuals to entertain the crowds at Warrensburg's 31st annual World's Largest Garage Sale on October 2 and 3.
Although acts will be entertaining without pay, they will have unbeatable public exposure and be allowed to sell CDs, distribute promotional material and set out a tip jar.
For details, submit a demonstration tape or schedule an audition by contacting Sue at the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, at 623-2161 or: info@WarrensburgChamber.com.
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