Changes taking place at Center Floral & Gifts

Darcie Hays taking over as young entrepreneur of family business

There have been some big changes at Center Floral & Gifts but they are all in the family.

 

Previous owner Elizabeth Pinkston has sold the business to her parents, Connie and Mike Belgard so that another daughter, Darcie Hays, can operate the shop and pursue her vision of being both an entrepreneur and artist of the floral kind.

As one of Center's newest entrepreneurs, Hays, 17, is a high school senior at Center Christian Academy, who will operate and run the business while finishing up high school.

While new as an owner and operator, Hays has put in many hours at the shop while older sister Elizabeth Pinkston has operated the location on the downtown square about four years.

I wanted to work with her and stay with it,” Hays said.

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