Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

July 7, 2014

Sign of gratitude

Former MW asst. manager ‘honored’ by making signs for disabled, wounded veterans


Mineral Wells Index

— By DAVID MAY



GRANBURY – Sarah Klein is proud she and the company she works for were able to make the signs designating special parking space for disabled veterans and wounded warriors at the Mineral Wells Wal-Mart.

“It was very touching,” said Klein, office manager for Texas Insta Print in Granbury, and who was in attendance for the July Fourth dedication ceremony. “It was really amazing to be part of it.”

Klein is a former assistant manager for the Mineral Wells Wal-Mart store and worked under manager Ulli Flowerree until a family matter caused her to have to work in Granbury to be close to home.

Klein said she worked for Wal-Mart more than three years, though at the Mineral Wells store for a relatively short period.

So when Flowerree was looking for someone to make the signs, which came about as an idea by her husband, retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Jim Flowerree, then also suggested by local AmVets Post 133 Commander Jim Vines, she thought of Klein and Texas Insta Print – a minority woman-owned business.

The company made the aluminum signs at a discounted cost, she said.

“I did the artwork for it,” she said. “They told me what they wanted and I made it come to life.”

She said the local veterans’ parking spaces are the first she has seen for members of the nation’s military.

“I have seen them for pregnant women but not for people who have served so unselfishly,” said Klein.

She said she hopes the idea spreads across Texas and the nation.

“I was honored, truly honored to be part of such a wonderful thing we were doing for the community,” she said. “I would love to see this take off across the United States.”

Klein said the sign project was also special for Texas Insta Print owner Rachelle Pritchard, whose father is a veteran and whose nephew enlisted in the Armed Forces this past weekend.