Norma Nixon, Floyd Lavender Sr., Starlight Event Rentals

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Norma Nixon and Floyd Lavender Sr. pose for a photo during open house for their company "Star Light Event Rentals and Decor" on Sunday afternoon in El Centro. 

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During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, when we have lots of family and friends over for dinner, there is a need for extra tables and seating. So we rent. Most of the time the tables and chairs are not clean, so we spend a lot of time cleaning them. For two years we said we should start a rental business where the tables are clean and sanitized. In June we were making plans for the holidays and rentals came up again. We said, “Let’s do it now and add a decorating service also.” The next day, we applied for a business license, a resale permit and a business loan. God blessed us to get them all and Starlight became a reality.

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