Making things that make people smile is at the heart of Joyce Clark’s work.
Clark has owned Clark’s Parish Street Florist for 13 years and has made the arrangements and gifts and then delivered them to her customers and friends around the community.
“I love my work and it can be hectic because we work hard to get it just right and delivered at just the right time,” said Clark. “I love it when a customer looks at what we’ve done and thanks us.”
Flowers are a key part of Clark’s business but the business also offers a complete line of candles, wreaths, cards and even purses and caps.
They also have a large variety of ribbons and bows to tailor each arrangement or gift for someone special. They offer arrangements in both fresh-cut and silk flowers.
“Flowers change a room and we urge businesses and factories to try it the next time they host an event,” said Clark. “If you are entertaining in the home, an arrangement for the table or your living room makes the room brighter.”
The company provides flowers for local churches and civic events, too.
And Clark’s Parish Street Florist is a family affair. Joyce works with her daughters Connie Rucker, Patty Turman and Susie Baynham. They have most recently been joined by grand-daughter Brittney Baynham.
“We also do a lot of funeral arrangements and since most of them are people we know, it is special to do this for the family,” said Clark.
Clark also offers plants and the lighted solar-powered cemetery markers shaped like a cross, angel or the Bible.
Clark’s Parish Street Florist sells gift bears, potpourri, Russell Stover candy, memorial books and balloons.
Clark’s is also the place to go for any holiday or when you just want to tell that special someone you are thinking of them and love them. Clark said she likes to tell people pretty flowers can make beautiful and affordable memories
“Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays and Christmas are all good times to give flowers to those you love,” said Clark. “We urge people to call us tell us what they want and let us work our magic.”
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