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Community rallies to help woman plant new garden

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Auburn resident Jo Ann Enos said she was surprised to receive donations from area residents and business owners but is overwhelmed by the generosity. Enos’ flowers were stolen from her Downtown Auburn front yard and porch over the weekend. After reading a story about the theft in Tuesday’s Journal, one Auburn resident and two business owners offered to help one of their own. Lucy Parsons gave Enos the “most gorgeous” orchid she’s ever seen. Bob and Betty’s 160 Club owner Don Cheeseman dropped off two pots filled with a variety of flowers. Eisley Nursery also planned to donate plants to rebuild Enos’ garden. Earlier in the week, Enos’ son, Tanner Webb, also quietly slipped about $50 into his mother’s purse so she could afford new flowers. She’s already started rebuilding some of her garden with the money. “I didn’t expect any of that,” Enos said. - Jenifer Gee