Helping Cupid in his work


Local merchants are ready for a busy Valentine’s Day

Dave Goldsmith holds a dozen long stemmed red roses early Friday morning outside at Wood’s Supermarket. Goldsmith said he had purchased the bouquet for his wife, Betty Goldsmith. The couple have been married 52 years and Goldsmith said he was going to give the flowers to her as soon as he returned home. He added that Mrs. Goldsmith hadn’t received any flowers in a while and wanted to surprise his wife.


Jonathon Rear, a florist at Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop, arranges a mixed bouquet of flowers for a customer Friday morning. According to Melinda Moore business has been very good this season but has been stretched out since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year. “We’ve had the flower shop since 1987 and we have three generations of family working here today, Moore said. Moore added that the store has had many wonderful customers over the years and as a thank you to them they would be open on Sunday until noon to help last minute shoppers make their Valentines special with the gift of flowers.


Ron Mathews cuts the stem of a flower before placing in an arrangement of star gazer lilies and roses with greenery at Woods Floral Department. Mathews said he was helping in the department during the Valentine’s Day rush. Lonna Arnold who has been with the floral department at Woods since it opened years ago said they had been swamped this holiday. Roses were once again their most popular item she added.


Trays of chocolate covered strawberries dry befor they are placed in gift boxes Friday Morning. According to Carrie Finch a Russell Stover store manager from Virginia, employees arrived at the store at 4 a.m. to statrt to prepare the strawberries. Over the four day’s from Thursday to Sunday employees will hand dip 6,000 strawberries in the Sedalia store alone. Finch traveled to the store in Sedalia to help with the orders since her store was one of only three Russell Stover locations in the United States that did not offer the holiday favorite. “We’ve been selling an assortment of everything but the strawberries are the main draw,” Finch said. She added that caramel apples were very popular with young children this year.


Melinda Moore, of Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop gets ready to put the finishing touches on a bouquet of long stem red and white roses and a leather leaf fern. Moore said the store had ordered over 2,000 roses in their initial order but had placed a second order to ensure they had an ample supply for their customers this season. We ordered 800 red roses which are always the most popular she added. The store had several other selections of flowers, plants and gift items for their customers to chooses from Moore said. The shop plans to be open on Sunday to further accommodate their customers on Valentine’s Day.


Diane Downs, manager of the flower department at Wood’s Supermarket waters a pink azalea plant before handing the selection to her customer Friday morning. Downs said that several items were popular for Valentine’s Day this year at the store including candy bouquets and and vases filled with candy kisses and candy bars that were used to represent the traditional flowers found in a vase.


Local merchants are ready for a busy Valentine’s Day

Dave Goldsmith holds a dozen long stemmed red roses early Friday morning outside at Wood’s Supermarket. Goldsmith said he had purchased the bouquet for his wife, Betty Goldsmith. The couple have been married 52 years and Goldsmith said he was going to give the flowers to her as soon as he returned home. He added that Mrs. Goldsmith hadn’t received any flowers in a while and wanted to surprise his wife.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd021316valentines1.jpgDave Goldsmith holds a dozen long stemmed red roses early Friday morning outside at Wood’s Supermarket. Goldsmith said he had purchased the bouquet for his wife, Betty Goldsmith. The couple have been married 52 years and Goldsmith said he was going to give the flowers to her as soon as he returned home. He added that Mrs. Goldsmith hadn’t received any flowers in a while and wanted to surprise his wife.

Jonathon Rear, a florist at Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop, arranges a mixed bouquet of flowers for a customer Friday morning. According to Melinda Moore business has been very good this season but has been stretched out since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year. “We’ve had the flower shop since 1987 and we have three generations of family working here today, Moore said. Moore added that the store has had many wonderful customers over the years and as a thank you to them they would be open on Sunday until noon to help last minute shoppers make their Valentines special with the gift of flowers.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd021316valentines2.jpgJonathon Rear, a florist at Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop, arranges a mixed bouquet of flowers for a customer Friday morning. According to Melinda Moore business has been very good this season but has been stretched out since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year. “We’ve had the flower shop since 1987 and we have three generations of family working here today, Moore said. Moore added that the store has had many wonderful customers over the years and as a thank you to them they would be open on Sunday until noon to help last minute shoppers make their Valentines special with the gift of flowers.

Ron Mathews cuts the stem of a flower before placing in an arrangement of star gazer lilies and roses with greenery at Woods Floral Department. Mathews said he was helping in the department during the Valentine’s Day rush. Lonna Arnold who has been with the floral department at Woods since it opened years ago said they had been swamped this holiday. Roses were once again their most popular item she added.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd021316valentines3.jpgRon Mathews cuts the stem of a flower before placing in an arrangement of star gazer lilies and roses with greenery at Woods Floral Department. Mathews said he was helping in the department during the Valentine’s Day rush. Lonna Arnold who has been with the floral department at Woods since it opened years ago said they had been swamped this holiday. Roses were once again their most popular item she added.

Trays of chocolate covered strawberries dry befor they are placed in gift boxes Friday Morning. According to Carrie Finch a Russell Stover store manager from Virginia, employees arrived at the store at 4 a.m. to statrt to prepare the strawberries. Over the four day’s from Thursday to Sunday employees will hand dip 6,000 strawberries in the Sedalia store alone. Finch traveled to the store in Sedalia to help with the orders since her store was one of only three Russell Stover locations in the United States that did not offer the holiday favorite. “We’ve been selling an assortment of everything but the strawberries are the main draw,” Finch said. She added that caramel apples were very popular with young children this year.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd021316valentines4.jpgTrays of chocolate covered strawberries dry befor they are placed in gift boxes Friday Morning. According to Carrie Finch a Russell Stover store manager from Virginia, employees arrived at the store at 4 a.m. to statrt to prepare the strawberries. Over the four day’s from Thursday to Sunday employees will hand dip 6,000 strawberries in the Sedalia store alone. Finch traveled to the store in Sedalia to help with the orders since her store was one of only three Russell Stover locations in the United States that did not offer the holiday favorite. “We’ve been selling an assortment of everything but the strawberries are the main draw,” Finch said. She added that caramel apples were very popular with young children this year.

Melinda Moore, of Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop gets ready to put the finishing touches on a bouquet of long stem red and white roses and a leather leaf fern. Moore said the store had ordered over 2,000 roses in their initial order but had placed a second order to ensure they had an ample supply for their customers this season. We ordered 800 red roses which are always the most popular she added. The store had several other selections of flowers, plants and gift items for their customers to chooses from Moore said. The shop plans to be open on Sunday to further accommodate their customers on Valentine’s Day.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd021316valentines5.jpgMelinda Moore, of Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop gets ready to put the finishing touches on a bouquet of long stem red and white roses and a leather leaf fern. Moore said the store had ordered over 2,000 roses in their initial order but had placed a second order to ensure they had an ample supply for their customers this season. We ordered 800 red roses which are always the most popular she added. The store had several other selections of flowers, plants and gift items for their customers to chooses from Moore said. The shop plans to be open on Sunday to further accommodate their customers on Valentine’s Day.

Diane Downs, manager of the flower department at Wood’s Supermarket waters a pink azalea plant before handing the selection to her customer Friday morning. Downs said that several items were popular for Valentine’s Day this year at the store including candy bouquets and and vases filled with candy kisses and candy bars that were used to represent the traditional flowers found in a vase.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd021316valentines6.jpgDiane Downs, manager of the flower department at Wood’s Supermarket waters a pink azalea plant before handing the selection to her customer Friday morning. Downs said that several items were popular for Valentine’s Day this year at the store including candy bouquets and and vases filled with candy kisses and candy bars that were used to represent the traditional flowers found in a vase.

Dave Goldsmith holds a dozen long stemmed red roses early Friday morning outside at Wood’s Supermarket. Goldsmith said he had purchased the bouquet for his wife, Betty Goldsmith. The couple have been married 52 years and Goldsmith said he was going to give the flowers to her as soon as he returned home. He added that Mrs. Goldsmith hadn’t received any flowers in a while and wanted to surprise his wife.

Jonathon Rear, a florist at Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop, arranges a mixed bouquet of flowers for a customer Friday morning. According to Melinda Moore business has been very good this season but has been stretched out since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year. “We’ve had the flower shop since 1987 and we have three generations of family working here today, Moore said. Moore added that the store has had many wonderful customers over the years and as a thank you to them they would be open on Sunday until noon to help last minute shoppers make their Valentines special with the gift of flowers.

Ron Mathews cuts the stem of a flower before placing in an arrangement of star gazer lilies and roses with greenery at Woods Floral Department. Mathews said he was helping in the department during the Valentine’s Day rush. Lonna Arnold who has been with the floral department at Woods since it opened years ago said they had been swamped this holiday. Roses were once again their most popular item she added.

Trays of chocolate covered strawberries dry befor they are placed in gift boxes Friday Morning. According to Carrie Finch a Russell Stover store manager from Virginia, employees arrived at the store at 4 a.m. to statrt to prepare the strawberries. Over the four day’s from Thursday to Sunday employees will hand dip 6,000 strawberries in the Sedalia store alone. Finch traveled to the store in Sedalia to help with the orders since her store was one of only three Russell Stover locations in the United States that did not offer the holiday favorite. “We’ve been selling an assortment of everything but the strawberries are the main draw,” Finch said. She added that caramel apples were very popular with young children this year.

Melinda Moore, of Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop gets ready to put the finishing touches on a bouquet of long stem red and white roses and a leather leaf fern. Moore said the store had ordered over 2,000 roses in their initial order but had placed a second order to ensure they had an ample supply for their customers this season. We ordered 800 red roses which are always the most popular she added. The store had several other selections of flowers, plants and gift items for their customers to chooses from Moore said. The shop plans to be open on Sunday to further accommodate their customers on Valentine’s Day.

Diane Downs, manager of the flower department at Wood’s Supermarket waters a pink azalea plant before handing the selection to her customer Friday morning. Downs said that several items were popular for Valentine’s Day this year at the store including candy bouquets and and vases filled with candy kisses and candy bars that were used to represent the traditional flowers found in a vase.

Sedalia Democrat
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