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From food to flowers: Floral manager ready to serve during holiday season

When Pawhuska Hometown Foods launched its holiday buffet earlier this month Floral Manager Capie Woodhams was on hand to help with the delectable foods and to showcase a sampling of the flowers she creates and talked about the convenience of their grab ‘n go flower cooler.

Pointing to one of her fall arrangements, Woodhams said, “One of our customers saw this arrangement and asked me to make her a larger version.”

Woodhams became Floral Manager five years ago. She moved to Pawhuska six years ago this month from South Dakota after husband Ken was asked to become pastor for the First Presbyterian Church and First Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church.

“The following February, Hometown Foods asked me to become their floral manager. My degree is in food service. Sometimes I help with catering. Although I had made floral arrangements for myself over the years, I basically learned on the job,” said Woodhams.

“Ken and I have fallen in love with Pawhuska. The people are warm and loving and there is so much history here. When our daughter-in-law visited from California, we took her to the Osage County Historical Society Museum. She was amazed at this area’s history and that Pawhuska is home to the first Boy Scout Troop in America. As a teacher, she was eager to share that information with her students.”

Woodhams culinary talents are brought to the forefront when she and the Rev. host their annual open house.

“We hold our open house the 2nd Sunday of December for our church family and friends,” explained Woodhams. “I like to prepare an assortment of dainty bites and showcase my angel collection. We have a revolving Christmas tree that holds many of my angels.”

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