Violets & Lilies, Worthington's newest flower shop, will have an Open House on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shop is located at the home of Kevin and Rachel Headley, 6970 N. Point Commerce, just north of Worthington on State Road 67. Rachel will take telephone, e-mail and Facebook orders and delivery will be based on mileage. She will also do weddings and take funeral orders.
The shop is named after Rachel's grandmothers Violet Hartley and Lilie Halderman, and is located in a large barn-type building on the Headley property.
* * *
Mimmie & Company now has a coffee bar and is offering donuts from the Odon Donut Barn Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until the donuts are gone! There is seating there so you can relax and enjoy the free Wi-Fi, or you can get an order to go. While you are there, you can shop for antiques in their many retail booths.
* * *
Reeves Greenhouse has purchased the old ATM location at the corner of State Road 67 and Terre Haute Road. The Reeves were selling mums during the Community Yard Sales, and they are working to make improvements to the location.
* * *
Kristen Rumple left early this morning for Mokpo, Korea, a city of 270,000 in southern Korea. She will teach English as a Second Language there for one year.
She applied to an on-line site that hires American teachers to work in private schools that provide additional education after the typical school day ends. Kristen will work at Hagwan Academy during the week from about 2 to 10 p.m.
"It is very competitive to get into universities there, so students must study very hard to pass the entrance exams," she said. For many students, the only way they can do that is to attend "cram schools," such as Hagwan.
Kristen is a 2003 graduate of WRV, and a 2009 graduate of Indiana State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She also minored in Music and has played the flute since she was 10 years old and sung since she was 5.
Kristen laughs that she will "stick out" in Korea, since she is 5'10.5" tall and blonde. The average Korean woman is 5'3" and the average man is 5'8" tall.
Kristen has mixed feelings about the trip. "I want to go, but I don't want to leave," she said. She became interested in traveling after her mother, Cindy, died. She credits the support of her family for being able to take advantage of this opportunity. She is the sister of Sarah Holt, who owns Horizon Salon, and the granddaughter of Marilyn Walters.