RAPID CITY, S.D. — Cody Brown of Rapid City says the sight and smell of flowers helped to lift his spirits when his father passed away six years ago.
Brown says, “We wanted to find a way to give back to the community and spread some cheer on a day that is normally sad to us. I thought that we could do it reasonably to bring cheers without having a lot of stuff going on.”
Jenny Schmidt, owner of Black Hills Advocate, says, “Ever since the pandemic started, people are really needing a lift. I think if there is a second wave of the pandemic it’s the wave of mental health and some depression, especially among people who might be sick or experiencing health concerns or who are seniors, so we just really felt like it was a fit for us with what we do with our business.”