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A steady salute to 50 years

Rochette’s Florist held a 50th anniversary open house Sunday from noon-4 p.m. that drew a steady stream of people from the community who wanted to offer their congratulations to Rochette “Rochie” Allen on the remarkable milestone. Those who stopped by enjoyed a warm welcome from Allen and her staff, celebratory cake, strong shopping opportunities, good fellowship and more. Pictured above on Sunday are, from left, Sidney Allen and Rochie Allen in their business with Beverly Ayers and Lynn Ayers, a couple whose wedding, which took place 50 years ago, benefited from Rochie Allen’s flowers. (Photo by Titus Mohler)