I (Laura) grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and had never been west of I-35 until 18 years ago when my husband Paul asked me if I wanted to move to Woodward County with his job. At the time, I had no idea what a huge blessing this move would be for our family. The local community welcomed us with open arms and embraced our family, we immediately fell in love with this community and the people of Northwest Oklahoma. Woodward is our home and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Over the next 17 years, I would work for a large accounting firm, from our home, but I found myself wanting something more………
I have always dreamed of owning and operating my own business, but just never knew what, when, where or how to begin. Persimmon Creek was a store that I had many times come in and purchased gifts from. I never imaged that I would one day be the owner of this store, which has such history in this town. In October 2018, I was able to purchase Persimmon Creek Gifts. With the encouragement, support, and prayers of my husband (THANK YOU! I truly couldn’t have done any of this without your unconditional support and encouragement), family, and God leading the way, I was able to start a new chapter in my life and jump into a new career of owning my own piece of a Woodward tradition.
Our daughter, Allie has heard me dream of business idea, after idea, her entire life, but it all just seemed like a farfetched dream, but with God’s guidance, this time it was different. Allie has been instrumental in every aspect of planning, purchasing and running of the store and I could not have done it without her. Allie brings youth and excitement to the operation of the store, as she has never met a stranger and always has a smile on her face. There is nothing better than getting to work with your own daughter!
Shopping at Persimmon Creek has long been a Woodward Main street tradition. My family and I look forward to building on this previously owned and operated iconic establishment, utilizing our many years of experience in business, organization, event planning and home design, thus bringing fresh and exciting opportunities for your shopping needs.
We can’t wait for you all to join us in this journey and see all the new and exciting changes we having coming!