Daughter Opens Gift Store in Honor of Mother

After her mom lost her battle with lung cancer cells, Hope Folk Masters wished to do something in order to help others that are fighting the same terrible disease.

” I kept hoping and hoping concerning it. I had not been certain just what to do as well as how to raise money,” Masters remembered. “I had increased some cash from marketing some of her things and also I place that cash away. I had also done things like selling sweet bars and also placing that cash away as well. I just maintained praying concerning it and talked to my family members about it.”

In honor of her mommy, Happiness Scott, Masters lastly opened up Jars of Happiness Gift Store in Brookville during Victorian Christmas in December 2015. The store, located at 354 Key St., Brookville, showcases homemade jams, jellies, fruit syrups, fruit butters, gifts in a jar and handmade products from local artisans.

As a kid, Masters’ mommy taught her food preparation, canning and jelly making– she loved feeding individuals either from her own kitchen or the food kitchens at which she volunteered for many years, Masters said.

Prior to passing away in 2013 at the age of 68, Scott, exactly who was identified with lung cancer, received therapies at Hahne Regional Cancer cells Facility in DuBois.

Masters stated her mother experienced firsthand exactly how great individuals went to Hahne and what does it cost? they aided the clients.

” She (Scott) maintained aiming to think about manner ins which she can assist individuals there herself,” said Masters, keeping in mind that “here she was attempting to pay for bills herself and get through this awful illness.”

Fretting about expenses and points like that is not something individuals ought to have to stress over when dealing with cancer, Masters stated.

Hahne is the factor that Masters determined to open up business– 5 percent of the profits from all jarred gift products is contributed to Hahne Regional Cancer cells Center.

” They will certainly use it for offering rides for individuals, assist with clinical costs, or wherever they see the need,” Masters said. “However it stays in the community and it aids individuals right here. It could not be a considerable amount of cash and also I really did not require the additional work, yet I feel it is something she (her mommy) desired me to do.”

Masters, that is also a hairdresser as well as beauty salon proprietor, said she enjoys being able to utilize her passion for canning as well as handcrafting gifts at the store. It has an onsite accredited kitchen with smaller sized scale/homestyle canning devices for tiny batches of all the canned products.

Masters and her daughter-in-law, Martina Masters of Brookville, who aids at the gift shop, provided the first check Aug. 15 to Hahne Professional Supervisor Jim Miller. Masters claimed she hopes to make the donation yearly around the wedding anniversary of her mommy’s death, Aug. 12.

The gift shop is open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays, 1-7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and also 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays.