Gift shop Handcrafted in America Over 400 American Artists Shop is made up of critters from car parts, bike parts, commode floats, yard art, signs, inspirational, gourmet foods, fused glass jewelry, unique jewelry, Gine glass, Pottery, Western room, Book closet, and much much more.
Sweets Galore's cone-topping confectioners scoop and slice helpings of velvety Ashby's products into myriad ice creams, cakes, and drinkable treats. Surprising scoops ($1.95+) such as cherry-lemon cake and country-apple pie cozy up to palates and await chances to share a cone ($1.95 per scoop, up to $5.95 for five scoops) or comingle in a thick, blended milkshake ($4).
Flames pour over the hood of Dr. Melissa Sommers' 1952 mat-black Plymouth Suburban. She and her coworkers remain calm as the airbrushed flames aren't designed to do damage, instead symbolizing the burning importance of regular eye exams.
Like her flamboyant hot rod's lunch-hour journeys through town, Dr. Sommers' attentive eye care is a neighborhood staple. Aided by her ever-growing team of optometrists, she brings 20 years of eye-examining prowess to her practice. She checks patients for signs of aberration and disease, and furnishes them with prescription glasses, contacts, or refurbished corneas courtesy of LASIK surgery.
Through Operation Bell, students in grades K–12 who were referred by school counselors and nurses receive a week's worth of clothing, plus toiletries, to help them start the school year feeling prepared and more confident. Teachers report that the program has a positive impact—both academically and socially—on the students it assists, many of whom demonstrate an increase in self-confidence and class participation.
At Nasa Flowers, Teleflora florists fill vases, baskets, and centerpieces with fragrant blossoms that range from traditional to exotic. The staff arranges flowers for all occasions, gathering long-stem roses for anniversaries and stalks of bamboo for dinner dates with pandas. Add-ons such as chocolate candies and soft, stuffed bears transform birthday blooms into hug-worthy greetings, and balloons add joyful messages to wedding and baby gifts. Upon request, the shop delivers its creations internationally, helping customers to brighten friends’ homes, offices, and vacation yurts.