Meet Stacy King! Stacy is a longtime Hall County resident, the owner of Chestatee Growers and a mother who enjoys to spend her time on the tennis courts.
Chestatee Growers is a wholesale greenhouse operation that has been in business for 22 years.
This weekend, Chestatee Growers will have a plant sale in memory of Stacy’s son Evan, to benefit the Evan Wesley King Foundation and Young Life in Gainesville. Young Life, an organization for middle and high school students that help them grow in their faith, is near and dear to Stacy’s heart because Young Life has been a part of her children’s lives over the years.
The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Westminster Church parking lot in Gainesville.
We want to thank Stacy for recently spending some time with us and telling us more about her life and love of Hall County.
Question: What lead you to your current career?
Answer: “Twenty two years ago we decided to grow a business. My family and I moved to Gainesville to operate Chestatee Growers. Chestatee Growers is a wholesale/retail greenhouse that specializes in fall and spring annuals. My favorite flower at the greenhouse are beautiful sun patiens, they also are a best seller because they are low maintenance to grow.”
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Hall County?
A: “Longstreet, because of the community feel and great Southern dishes. I took my kids there in elementary school and to see them continue the tradition through high school and now college shows the close community that we have.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: “Alaska because of the scenery and the beauty intrigues me. If I were to travel somewhere close I would go to 30A, Seagrove Beach in Florida. I went there as a child and I continue to take my children there on vacation.”
Q: Who is the most interesting person you have met in Hall County?
A: “Bryson Worley, who is the golf coach at UNG and was at Gainesville High. He is always helping young men and women and is very passionate about whatever he does.”
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: “‘The American President’ is a great comedy and romantic.”
Q: What is something about you that most people don’t know?
A: “I am learning to fly fish and I love it.”
Q: What is your favorite thing about Hall County?
A: “The people. I love how close and connected everyone is and how generous and giving the community is.”
Q: What three words mean HOME to you?
A: “Faith, hope and family.”
The Faces of Hall County is a project to showcase the amazing people that live or work in our community. If you would like to nominate an interesting person to be featured please email firstname.lastname@example.org.