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The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the husband-and-wife owners of a growing Taylorville business, during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.  


Lee and Dyanne Skinner opened Dear Yesteryear in Taylorville in 2014, after Dyanne began a candle label business in her home.  The Skinners’ talked about their growing pains since 2014, expanding to an adjoining building at their North Springfield Road location, then buying 2 buildings on the Taylorville square.


The Skinners’ told Kiwanis members that their unique styles of furniture at their main location, are why customers from near and far have come to Taylorville to shop.  They also sold many of their goods during the pandamic doing Facebook Live shows to keep their sales up.


The Skinners’ talked about their purchase of the former Dance Factory and Betty Rose Furniture buildings on the Taylorville square, saying that the former Dance Factory building is now a kids’ store called “Wonder and Rhyme.”   Dyanne said this store grew out of one of their stores at their main location.



The former Betty Rose Furniture building is undergoing an extensive remodel before they begin using it.  Lee told club members that while he and his workers have done a lot of the renovation, he’s had to bring the expertise of other contractors to assist in getting the front of the building repaired.  They hope to be in that building this fall.


The public is reminded that the Kiwanis Club is holding its last July Drive-Thru Donation Day this Saturday from 9am to 1pm, in the Miller Media Group front parking lot at 918 East Park.  Non-perishable food and monetary donations received will be given to the Taylorville Food Pantry.


For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.     

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