A Texas Treasure

DSC_0247DUNCANVILLE, TX – Ben Franklin Apothecary celebrated fifty years of serving Duncanville and the Best Southwest region of Dallas during the weekend of October 18 and 19.  The fun began with the “Heart of Duncanville 5K” where 450 walkers and/or runners journeyed thru the streets of Duncanville with anticipation and excitement. Citizens around our area plus several states enjoyed the day filled with a concert by Tim Urban, vendors, bounce houses and more.
However, the highlight of the weekend was Sunday evening at the James Collins Senior Center where friends, family, and dignitaries joined together to congratulate the Jespersen family for their steadfast service and friendship to the citizens of Duncanville.
Duncanville’s Mayor David Green honorably proclaimed October 19, 2014 as “Ben Franklin Apothecary Day” mentioning the distinctive clock tower as a real landmark for the community while noting  the hard work of three generations of family members.
Senator Royce West sent a congratulatory proclamation as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.  He acknowledged  the five decades in business where the store continues to meet the growing needs of the community and to play a vital role in the city’s social life.
Our State Representative from District 111, Yvonne Davis, presented the prestigious Texas Treasure Business Award  to the owner, Dan Jespersen, for exceptional contributions toward the economic growth and prosperity of Texas.  Ben Franklin Apothecary joins an elite group of only 230 businesses within the state receiving this distinguished award.
As Ms. Davis stated, “Ben Franklin is no longer just a Duncanville treasure,  it is a Texas Treasure now.”