Apple Seeds in downtown Bartow changed hands Dec. 21, but will still have the same name and location, said Betty Wetherington, who owned the popular home decor business for 17 years. Betty is retiring and will work on some other projects with her husband, but she wants to thank all the loyal customers and friends met through the years. “Apple Seeds is what it is today because of your history with us,” Wetherington said.
Samantha Bayarr is the new owner.
Wetherington said that longtime employees and family friends Donna Helms and Fran Colemen will continue their employment with the store. “Please join us in a warm welcome to Samantha Bayarr. Apple seeds is still here to provide your shopping needs,” Wetherington said.