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Sweet Annie's brings some color to York City's Central Market

York Dispatch

Leslie Dixon lost her mother to cancer five years ago, but Bobbi Bonhage's memory lives on in the name of her daughter's new business. 

Dixon named her new Central Market business Sweet Annie’s Mobile Flower Shop.

Leslie Dixon, owner of Sweet Annie's Mobile Flower Shop, gathers an array of flowers to be bundled at the Central Market shop Thursday, Oct. 4, 2017. She opened the shop in late August. Ribbon cuttings for her business and H&K Woodworking were held Thursday at the market. Bill Kalina photo

“My mother’s favorite herb was the Sweet Annie herb,” she said. “She grew it, she loved it. She made a lot of different arrangements and we made wreaths out of it.”

And Bonhage, who was 72 when she died, passed her love for the herb on to Dixon, who carries on the tradition.

Dixon, of northern Maryland, opened the business in late August and said the York community has been welcoming.

“I’ve not found one person who has not been willing to help out,” she said.

Leslie Dixon, owner of Sweet Annie's Mobile Flower Shop, bundles an array of flowers at the Central Market shop Thursday, Oct. 4, 2017. She opened the business in late August. Ribbon cuttings for her business and H&K Woodworking were held Thursday at the market. Bill Kalina photo

Dixon's business provides unique flowers for customers to create their own bouquets, and she also makes custom bouquets. She hopes to get a flower truck and “park it right next to the food trucks.”

Hence, the “mobile” in the store moniker.

Earlier this month Downtown Inc held a welcoming ribbon-cutting for Annie’s and another new Central Market business, H&K Woodworking, which offers wood crafts from fine furniture to fraktur art, according to a Downtown Inc release.