Wyncie Groves, owner of the new “Beauty Grove and Boutique”, is celebrating National Small Business Day, Saturday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,

Groves, originally from Ordway, moved to Las Animas when her husband began working on a local ranch. They purchased a building at Third and Carson and installed new floors, salon and boutique equipment and decorated the interior with barn-wood. The exterior is freshly painted grey and white with a Turquoise door.

The Beauty Grove owner has been a cosmetologist for approximately two years, a graduate of the Otero Junior College program. She formerly worked at a shop in Rocky Ford. This is her first venture of being a small business owner and wants to provide items not currently available in Las Animas.

The Boutique features clothing (sizes small to 2X), fashion items and jewelry.

On Saturday, five other small businesses will be joining Groves to celebrate the day and encouraging the public to shop locally.

The other businesses involved include an Avon Products dealer, 31 Bags, Scentsy (candle warmers with a variety of wax scents), Scnegence (cosmetics and skincare products), and Singular (health and wellness programs). Refreshments will be served throughout the day.