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Florists Meet Mother's Day and Prom Challenge

(La Porte, IN) - Buying flowers for Mother’s Day yesterday kept local retailers extremely busy.


For example, there were plenty of deliveries from Thode Floral in downtown La Porte and people walking into the shop at 610 Lincolnway.


Owner Jessica Granger said 480 floral arrangements were sold or about 50 more than the previous year for Mother’s Day.


“My girls were troopers. We’re all moms, and we were here spending our Mother’s Day making everyone else’s great. We love to do it,” Granger said. She said another 50 floral arrangements were sold for the LaPorte High School prom.


The prom held annually at the La Porte Civic Auditorium was back after canceled by coronavirus last year.


Civic Auditorium Director Brett Binversie said there were about 250 prom goers Saturday or about half of the people that usually attend. Masks had to be worn, and people practiced social distancing.


“It’s just a good thing I think that they were able to have prom this year, especially because all of the juniors last year weren’t able to have prom,” Binversie said.



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