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franklin county times

Employee spotlight

By Staff
The Lily Pad offers unique fashions for children
Melissa Cason
Name: Paula Pounders
Residence: Russellville
Hometown: Phil Campbell
High School: Phil Campbell
Position/Employer: Co-owner, The Lily Pad
Family: Married to Jeff Pounders; daughters Gracie, 6, and Lily, 4, and son Ben, 14 months
FCT: What made you decide to open a children's clothing store?
PP: I have wanted to do this for five years. I enjoy dressing my children and finding unique clothing for them.
FCT: What was the determining factor in making this dream a reality?
PP: I told my friend Jenny Pace about my dream, and the next day we started working on it.
FCT: What is the best part about opening this shop?
PP: Creating a store unlike any others
FCT: What is the most challenging part of owning your own business?
PP: I worry too much about making sure our customers have a good experience every time they come in here..
FCT: How many hours per week do you work at The Lily Pad?
PP: 12-14
FCT:What is your day job?
PP: I am a third grade teacher.
FCT:What are some of your hobbies?
PP: Working, caring for my children and working outside.