Ribbon Cutting Phyllbena's




The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce welcomed Phyllbena's which is located at 320 S. Macoupin St. in downtown Gillespie with a ribbon cutting.  Phyllbena's has multiple vendors within selling a variety of  items including antiques and Route 66 souvenirs. 

In the picture from left to right are:  Brian Bequette, CCCC Secretary and owner of Brian Bequette Cabinetry, Inc. in Benld; Tina Olroyd, Agent of Country Financial of Gillespie; Julie Wargo of Gina Gucciardo, CPA of Gillespie; Lisa Higginbotham, one of the vendors at Phyllbena's holding 3 year Dillinger, grandson of owner Cookie Koch; Jim Sievers, a vendor; Cookie Koch, owner of Phyllbena's; Lynn Puryear, a vendor; Terry Haydon, a vendor; Lindsay Westhoff of UCB of Gillespie; Phyllis Baima, a vendor; Dana Baglin of UCB of Gillespie; Ruth Loveless, President of CCCC and owner of Furniture Rescue; Jennifer Alepra, Branch Manager of UCB of Gillespie; and Mike Brill, CCCC Treasurer.