22-year-old keeps hometown flower shop alive, opening her own business in Dell Rapids


DELL RAPIDS, S.D. (KELO) — A Dell Rapids High school graduate is wrapping her final year of college, all while opening her own business in her hometown.

“Finding myself always wanting to be around flowers, happiness,” Terry Rose Floral Market owner Averi Pankonen said. 

After working in this shop through high school and much of college, Averi Pankonen took over the space in downtown Dell Rapids this summer with her new store, Terry Rose Floral Market.

“I grew up with there always being a flower shop here,” Pankonen said. “The potential of maybe not having a flower shop here, there is no one that really delivers in this area.”

So the 22-year-old took on the task, now running the only local flower shop in her small town.

“We do weddings ,everyday arrangements and funerals…we have two funeral homes and then also the Minnehaha funeral home…

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