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Helping others out

A local Farmville business got a big surprise Tuesday, April 21, when Joyce Eggleston called Miller’s Country Store to order 400 cookies to donate to The Woodland, a long-term health care facility in Farmville.

“I feel like customers calling in big orders like this has really helped get the word out that we are still open for business,” Assistant Manager Charlotte Troyer with Miller’s Country Store said. “I think like everyone else we have had our slow days and some days we are busy like we were before. We are so appreciative of everyone’s support through this tough time”

According to Eggleston, The Woodland has always held a special place in her heart, and she wanted to do something for the staff to let them know she was thinking of them.

“I feel like we are very fortunate to have such a wonderful, caring facility,” Eggleston said. “I try to visit there regularly to see friends, and the staff is always so nice to me and I wanted them to know I was thinking of them since I couldn’t go there.”

Eggleston said she knew she need something that was wrapped that could be given to staff members.

“I got online looking at numerous things and then it hit me. Why am I not buying something local to help someone here?” Eggleston said. “I thought about Miller’s Country Store and I went to visit Mrs. Miller and she and the ladies said yes to my request.

According to Eggleston the staff at Miller’s wrapped two cookies to a bag, five different varieties and she was off to deliver her sweet treats.

“The ladies at Miller’s said they had a lot of fun doing it,” Eggleston said. “It was a win-win for all of us.”