Meet the owners, Terry & Donna King - July, 2009
Terry and Donna King are both natives to Fulton County, Ohio. Terry was
raised on a dairy farm, southwest of Wauseon and Donna was raised on a farm
between Pettisville and Archbold. Since their marriage in 1974, they have
lived and raised their 3 children in the Pettisville School District.
They are active members of the Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, serving
on Leadership Team, PCRC, Pastoral Search Committee, Sunday School teachers,
Mentors, music team members and various other committees over the years.
Terry and Donna love spending time with their family, especially their
Terry served as Pettisville United Fund treasurer for several years before
the group joined the Fulton County United Way, where he again served as a
board member. Donna served two years on the Archbold Area Chamber Board of
Directors, 2011-2013 as assistant secretary. Together, they organized and
hosted three Fall Festival Benefits, raising funds for 8 different families
in the Pettisville Community that had experienced long term illnesses or injuries.
Terry’s interest in computers started when he was in the 4th grade and he
spent time with his uncle in Indiana. Uncle Don, took him to the bank where
he worked and one of the computer guys let him play Tic-Tac-Toe against the
computer. Terry’s passion for computers came from that experience and he
continues to work and play with computers. Terry has been with Northwest
State Community College in various positions in the computer department since
February 1, 1978.
Donna has always dreamed of being a nurse and owning a Palomino horse.
Neither has come true at this point, however, thanks to her parent’s insistence,
she took business classes in high school and began working in an office during
her senior year of high school. Shortly after high school, Donna & Terry were
married and started their family, one daughter and two sons. Working part time
allowed for flexibility with family and keeping business skills current. Donna
worked a total of 15 years in the office position and then took a position in a
retail clothing store, working mostly with daily sales accounting and inventory.
Over the next 20 years, this position grew to include alterations, sales clerk,
uniform sales, jewelry buyer as well as secretarial and daily sales accounting.
The opportunities to see the many facets in operating a retail store, provided
knowledge and skills to make the transition to business owner less daunting.
It is a joy to meet new customers and help them choose clothing and gift items
for the special children in their lives.