Florist will not let storm ruin Valentine's Day

Florist will not let storm ruin Valentine's Day

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by RAD BERKY / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 14 at 6:30 AM

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Along Cherry Road Thursday night, stores, shopping centers and most restaurants were closed.

But there was one building with the lights on.

Inside was florist Cindy Yarbrough who was working into the night so the winter storm would not ruin Valentine's Day.

"It's really put a damper on it." said Yarbrough, who has been a florist for 30 years.

Valentine's Day is so important to a florist and having a serious winter storm so close to the day is a real blow to Cindy and her business.

"People couldn't come in and order flowers the way they usually do.  A lot of people called but a lot of people thought we weren't going to be here," she said.

Cindy and her employees were working into the night putting arrangements of red roses together and wrapping boxes with red and white bows.

She has well over 100 arrangements completed and stored in the walk-in refrigerator in the small shop.

All she wants now is some help from Mother Nature to take care of the slushy roads that were freezing again as she worked.

"We hope that it is going to thaw and the sun is going to come out so we can get the orders out."

She says she has never been through a Valentine's Day like this one in all her 30 years in the business and she has just one hope for everyone on Cupid's Day.

"Be safe and thank The Lord for what he has given us."

 

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