The owners of Bears Garden Florist in The Junction shopping center are now also the owners of Sonora Florist and Gifts in downtown Sonora. Candy and Scott Barry purchased Sonora Florist from John and Julie Banke, who owned the business for about five years. Pictured at right are employees and owners (from left) Jessie Claxton, Candy Barry, Scott Barry, Molly Benincasa, Emily Hanlon and Callie the shop dog. Sonora Florist and Gifts is at 35 S. Washington St., in Sonora, and can be reached at (209) 532-9533. Bears Garden Florist in The Junction shopping center can be reached at (209) 588-2727.

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