Doris, who made the trip from Texas with her daughter, Kay, greeted customers at the store Saturday afternoon with a basket and a smile. "Draw for a discount," she told customers.
"People came in just to meet Mother, it was really neat," said Movylene. "It was a fun afternoon of being together with family and friends."
"Courtney enjoyed visiting with her great-grandmother," said Lara. Courtney took time from her activities at Le Mars Community High School to participate in the day. As a member of the cheerleading squad, she's busy preparing for a state cheerleading competition.
It soon became evident that Doris sings, as she shared how much she loved singing in an adult choir. Movylene confided her mother still sings solos in church, and has "a beautiful voice." Southern gospel music is a favorite of Movylene, who with Susan Mohning, presents music in the area as Music for the Savior.
"It's a very nice store. I love it," said Doris of the new location for Good Shepherd.
The partners in Good Shepherd are renovating the basement area of the store for a coffee house, Sanctuary, which they plan to open Dec. 1, featuring expresso-based products and fine coffees. "We see it as a gathering place," said Movylene.