For 80 years, Penny’s Flowers has been a Glenside institution. A new owner plans to keep it that way.

September 8, 2018
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From left, new owner Chris Drummond and Dottie Pannepacker look at some sunflowers at Penny's Flowers Tuesday, September 04, 2018 in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

By Staff

For many in the tight-knit town of Glenside, Penny’s Flowers has been with them for all of life’s milestones. The mom-and-pop shop has put together bouquets for celebrations — weddings and births, school dances and graduations — and created arrangements for funerals of beloved neighbors.

A few months ago, as a teenager shopped for prom flowers, she told employees that Penny’s had arranged the flowers for her mother’s and grandmother’s proms. Last week, a customer came in for a Rosh Hashanah centerpiece — for the 40th year in a row, said new owner Chris Drummond.

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