The Isle of Que is part of Selinsgrove, located along the Susquehanna River and Penns Creek. "It's a nice recreational area. There are boat launches here, and it's a great haven for walking and riding bikes," said Ed Auman, owner of Rine's Florist and Prettyleaf Greenhouses.
The business has been on the Isle of Que for 107 years and has been through both fire and flooding. "We've gone through '72. There was a flood, I believe, in '78. I've been here for the '96 flood, the 2004 flood, and the 2011 flood," Auman said.
Auman bought the business in 1995. He lives and works on the Isle of Que and says flooding is a worry, but you learn how to deal with it.
"Every year, we watch the weather and see what's going to happen. You live year to year, and you never know," Auman said. Auman was not in Selinsgrove when Hurricane Agnes flooded the island, but his customers remember it well.
Auman is giving Isle of Que residents a $30 voucher to his greenhouse on Friday, during the week of the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes. Residents can pick out plants of their choice.
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