Bowen’s Hometown Florist in Chester, celebrated three years of business this past week with customer appreciation days. The florist opened Aug. 1, 2016 and is family owned and operated. Inside the two room shop, flowers, crafts and keep sakes are sold, many of which are made locally. “I did this 38 years ago and when the place up the street closed, it gave us the idea, so instead of retiring we opened up a flower shop, but it’s been fun,” said owner Mecca Bowen. Pictured (from left), Rich Bowen, Shannon Nixon, Chandler Bowles, and Mecca Bowen in the first room of the shop. (Photo by Julie Riedel)