2018 Community Enhancement of the Year

Name: Shelly Helsel, Larson's Flower Shop owner

Community Involvement: She is part of the chamber of commerce, is actively involved in the community and coaches her middle school
daughter’s basketball team.

About Her: Moffit said the Community Enhancement Award goes to someone who does something to enhance or better the community.
He said Helsel got it because of her enhancement of Larson’s Flower Shop, with its expansion of services and products. Helsel said it
has pretty much been non-stop go since she and her husband bought Larson's Flower Shop to get it to the level where they wanted it to
be. Moffit said Helsel fixed up and completely remodeled the inside of the flower shop and expanded their product selection into gifts. In
addition to the products already offered at Larson's, it now also offers candy bouquets, chocolates, stuffed animals, jewelry, coffee cups
and more. Helsel said it was amazing getting the award because she wasn’t expecting it. It makes you feel good when you put a lot of hard
work into something and people notice, because you were just so involved with the work, you didn’t even notice how much you were doing,
she said. She's really grateful for the community, her family and everyone who supports her, as without them none of this would be
possible. “Grateful and blessed,‘ she said. “That’s how I feel.‘
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