Carolyn West and Cheryl Burress were special guests at the Corcoran Rotary Cub meeting Thursday, spotlighting the Business to Business program with information about Pollyanna’s Flowers ‘N Things.
The business has been a staple in Corcoran for the past 47 years and has been under the ownership of West since 1999. Carolyn actually started working in the shop in 1987.
A native of the Midwest, Carolyn grew up in Chicago and St. Louis, before she and her husband, Roy, moved to Corcoran. Mr. West taught school and coached baseball for several years before his retirement. The couple also raised their four sons here.
The family stayed involved in the community, notably in youth activities. Carolyn said she has never regretted living in a small town.
“We love Corcoran and its small town ways,” she noted. “Everyone who comes to Pollyanna’s becomes a friend.”
Burress is one of those friends, who have become Pollyanna’s designer at large.
“She does lovely work,” West stated.
Treating their business as a “mom and pop” services. West said she and her husband want to make sure their customers feel they can call Pollyanna’s anytime and the business will do its best to meet their needs.
She said she does not want to point out one special business that she likes in addition to her own, adding that she makes every effort to keep her business in Corcoran by shopping at a variety of stores here.</p?