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Philips Florist celebrates 100 years

08/02/2021 09:45PM ● By Steven Hoffman

On Saturday July 31, Philips Florist celebrated the 100 anniversary of the business with a 1920s-themed celebration and car show. The event included vendors, carnival games, a food truck and raffles.

Just prior to the start of the celebration, the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce and State Representative John Lawrence surprise owner Vicki Robinson with a special award from the Chamber in celebration of 100 years.  

“I was thinking of all the special events over the past 100 years that Philips has been a part of with their flowers—weddings, proms, generations of Mother’s Day flowers and thank you bouquets,” said Christine Grove, executive director of the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce. “Even in times of sadness, Philips Florist brightened the day.” 

Dennis McCartney of Landhope Farms, who is president of the Oxford Chamber, commented that Philips Florist was a beacon for all small businesses to not only survive, but thrive, over the past 100 years.  

State Rep. Lawrence presented Vicki and her team with a citation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The day also featured a car show.  Winners of the car show included the following:

~ Best of Show – Mike Kilby (Chevy Coup 1938);

~ People’s Choice – Larry Brown (Ford Anglia);

~ Best Antique – Andrew Barclay (Dodge Sedan 1925);

~ Best 1950s – Phil Webb (Chevy Nomad);

~ Best 1960s – Ken Dubree (Ford Galaxy 1964)

~ Best 1970s – Tom Leo (Plymouth Barracuda 1973)

Flickerwood Wine and Twisted Treats partnered for a Speakeasy, in keeping with the 1920s theme.