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Dorothy's Hallmark celebrates 10 years

Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dorothy’s Hallmark opened in Huntington Plaza on July 16, 2002. Dorothy and Norm Snyder, owners, hosted an open house and a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Saturday morning, August 18 celebrating ten years in Huntington Plaza.

Members of the Snyder family and the community were on hand to visit the newly decorated store, which covers 15,000 square feet in its Huntington Plaza location. Dorothy explained that the Huntington store is one of the largest stores in the area.

The Snyders began their Hallmark stores in 1978 and currently own five including Huntington, their headquarters in Warsaw, Rochester, Columbia City and Plymouth. Their son David Hamrick is president of the five Hallmark stores and son-in-law Cornell Vlot manages the Huntington store.

Grandson Steven Vlot was on hand to serve up celebratory cake to all who attended. Steve Kimmel, executive director of the Chamber, welcomed the group and Mayor Brooks Fetters said that he was pleased to have a store of Dorothy’s caliber as part of the Huntington community. He commented on the quality of products the store carries and said that he and his wife shop there often for gifts and other beautiful and artistic items.

Dorothy’s Hallmark offered $10 shopping sprees to the first 50 customers who visited the store and a chance to place a key in the lock of a treasure chest. Several shoppers won beautiful watches when their personal key opened the chest. Musical selections were also a part of the day provided by Dave Bishop.

Shown in the ten year ribbon cutting celebration at Dorothy’s Hallmark are from left, Dana Vlot; Steven Vlot; Sarah Vlot; Cornell Vlot, manager Dorothy’s Hallmark Huntington; Joe Blomeke, city council president; Norm and Dorothy Snyder cutting the ribbon, owners; Steve Kimmel, executive director Chamber of Commerce; David Hamrick, president Dorothy’s Hallmark stores; Terry Miller, Chamber Ambassador and Mayor Brooks Fetters.