Linda’s Floral and Gifts, of Loa, Utah, is one of the many businesses that received a Mainstreet Preservation Grant. Here is their story:

“Once Grandma Caly’s beauty salon and flattops at Floyd Blackburn’s barbershop, now the home of Linda’s Floral and Gifts, Linda’s main street location in Loa, Utah, has always been a center of community activity in Wayne County, for as long as anyone can remember

“Linda’s Floral and Gifts, a family owned and operated business has been providing flowers and gifts for special occasions for going on three decades. At any event from Loa to Escalante where flowers are present you can bet that they were the handmade handy work of the ladies and Blackburn grandkids at Linda’s.

“Supporting generations, Linda’s has single handedly provided not only employment but also enjoyment for all who enter her humble shop. When the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe directive was issued, scheduled gatherings such as weddings were canceled putting Linda’s flower operation in peril.

“With financial support in the form of a $5,000.00 check from the Salt Lake Chamber, in unison the employees at Linda’s let loose a sigh of relief and the tears began to freely flow knowing the doors to Linda’s will be able to remain open for business.”

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The Mainstreet Preservation Grant, provided by the Salt Lake Chamber’s Utah Job Opportunities Foundation, is made possible thanks to a $500,000 donation from WCF Insurance. The grant funds are used to support rural and/or minority small businesses in Utah that need immediate assistance due to the COVID-19 and before federal stimulus funding is accessed. These grant funds are intended to help businesses in the short-term. To donate or learn more about the Mainstreet Preservation Grant, visit