Evelyn's Flowers & GIfts was founded in 1972 by Evelyn Shultz in Mt. Sterling, KY.
From day one it has been a family run business. Over the last four decades nearly every member of Evelyn's family has worked in the shop at one time or another.
Long-time owner Evelyn Shultz and current owner Deb Prekopa met last Spring in a chance encounter at a wedding where Evelyn had been hired to decorate the church and design the bridal party flowers. Deb had been asked to help with the reception decorations. It's not uncommon after speaking with Evelyn for a few minutes to learn of a friend in common. But these ladies had a even better back-story. Deb’s first job in flowers was working for Lillian McNeil at the Blossom Shoppe in Owingsville, KY. Mrs. McNeil started the Blossom Shoppe at the encouragement of Evelyn after working and training with her for a time. That shared history lead to an instant friendship between Evelyn and Deb. Conversations quickly turned to a proposed partnership.
Evelyn had been wanting to be able to scale back her involvement in the day-to-day operations of running a business. Deb had been looking for a new venture in floral design. They both feel they were in the right place at the right time and this partnership was meant to be.