It was surely a busy week for florists across the county as Valentines Day was Friday and especially here in our area many had to deal with a snowstorm on Thursday. But as our Time Warner Cable News Reporter Michael Howard tells us, one Dutchess County flower shop dealt with much more than that.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- As lots of people will receive a Valentine’s Day bouquet many don’t realize the time and effort it takes, to make an item that puts a smile on someone’s face.
As if 8 inches of snow Thursday wasn't enough for Marianne's Flower Garden Owner Marianne Pool and her staff, some were forced to ditch their cars and walk to work.
“I have such dedicated employees, friends that even came to just help,” said Pool.
But the headaches didn't end there, early Friday morning the awning on the front of her shop which has been in Poughkeepsie for more than 20 years, collapsed from the weight of the snow. Sending glass and everything else, right through the front of her store.
“The good thing was we didn’t have the sub freezing weather this morning,” said Pool, “so it was almost like my whole shop was a cooler.”
Thankfully no one was hurt. As for the inside of the store a few flowers were damaged and crews worked to make a temporary fix to the window Friday afternoon and as for those many Valentine's Day deliveries, they kept on.
“We just do our best that’s all we can do,” said Pool.
Marianne and her employees say, in the end it’s all worth it.
“It’s great to do something good for people to put a smile on their face,” said Pool.