LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—Local business owner, Paula Davis, hasn't just operated her flower business, Blooms & Petals, for more than 20 years. She's also been trailblazer in the community.
"Just amazed that my community would feel that I was worthy of this distinction," said Davis.
Davis was nominated as a Salute to Women honoree. Last year during the pandemic she started The Good Samaritan Project, bringing flowers, snacks smiles and sentiments to heroes in the community.
"The concept really came out of how do we, as a community, work together during this pandemic, this crisis that we don't know about and to me the answer was simple, encouragement," said Davis
"It takes all of us to weather this issue," said Davis. "This is not a small thing here and I really proud of the way our community came together to support each other and to keep our community safe."
-and while we are not sure where she gets all the energy from to do what she does, she's tireless for a greater purpose.
"Every time I can encourage someone, every time I can help build someone, that's hope and that gives me hope to want to get up and fight the next," said Davis.
The 47th Annual Salute To Women celebration is July 27th at the New Journey Farms in Lafayette. Doors open at 5:30. For information on buying tickets click here.