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Florist busy with blooms on Valentine's Day
Occasions prepare for flower rush today
Occasions Florist owner Carol Slaughter completes a bouquet of a dozen roses as the florist prepares for the annual Valentine’s Day rush.
The small downtown flower store was quiet a week before Valentine’s Day. Carol Slaughter, co-owner of Occasions Florist in Gainesville, said she was using “the calm before the storm” to prepare for the busiest day of the year. Slaughter and John Carluk, part-time employee and former owner of the store, stocked the store’s shelves with glass vases and ordered hundreds of roses for the holiday rush.