Debra Friend | Fall is in the Air

With the hurricane safely behind us, and no damage except for cleaning up a little debris and trash blown around, we CAN FEEL, FALL IS IN THE AIR! 

Decorations are going up

Dine-in and you’ll notice Debra Friend has been around, and busy…hanging her Fall décor.  It’s a home-ey feeling, that celebrates a nice cool breeze, and reminder that the Holidays are right around the corner.

How Debra Became Involved

Last year, Debra asked if she could jazz things up a bit, to get us in the Fall Spirit.  I thought it was a fantastic idea, and now we’re doing it again – for the 2nd year in a row.

As you know, Debra  “officially” began decorating the stores a few years ago – just for Christmas.  The story of how she started decorating is worth mentioning again:

I walked into the store 3 years ago, to be greeted by half-lit Christmas trees, missing ribbons, and a “Grinch-like” situation. It really sunk the whole restaurant and season’s vibe.  Debra asked if she could “spruce up” the tree.  A day later, you could really see how much thought, care and time she put into it.

Looking 2 months forward, there’s a LOT of Christmas décor and ornaments.  Debra knows where everything is stores (up & down) so, fingers crossed…no missing tree limbs this year!

Walk into any Carey Hilliard’s to see Debra’s beautiful work.  And if you see her, from all of us, tell her, “thank you!”

As always, we’re grateful for the opportunity to serve you. 

-T.J. Hilliard