published: Friday, October 12, 2012
Mary Jo Pfeiffer
-- Hometown: Chicago
-- OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur, owner of Vintage View in downtown Clermont
-- FAMILY: Husband, Frank; children, Michael (Arizona) Bernadette (Manteno, Ill.); Ann, Mary, Tom and Patricia (all in Florida).
What do you enjoy most about South Lake County?
The ability to stay within South Lake County to enjoy and thrive within the community.
If you had to summarize your philosophy of life in one sentence, what would it be?
Do the right thing and you will be rewarded by those around you.
How does what you do contribute to the welfare of the area?
My goal is to provide customers with choices to decorate their homes and businesses on a low-cost budget. Customers often come into the shop to look for certain items to complete their decorating theme. It gives me great satisfaction to either provide what they are looking for in the shop or to be able to find that item in my travels.
What's something you've always wanted to do but haven't yet?
I would love to travel the "world largest garage sale" with enough tag-along storage to satisfy my craving.
What advice would you give to people who want to help out in the community?
Volunteer at any level. You may not think that a small amount of time is useful; however, if several people donated small amounts of time to help in the community, great things could be accomplished. Do not be bashful.