SPARKLES originally began in 1983 by two elementary school teachers as the area's first singing costumed balloon messenger service. Known as Sparkles on the Diamond and located in Hollidaysburg, PA, P.J.and Bobbie designed throughout Central Pennsylvania. In 1985 Bobbie became the owner, relocated and renamed the business Sparkles.
In 1993, Sparkles entered Festivities' National Basket Competition in Washington, D.C. and the rest was history! With the creative design techniques of Lynn, Sparkles placed third in the National Design Competition. In 1994, Sparkles received second place in the National Design Competition where Lynn and Bobbie were awarded Certificates of Achievements from the Gift Basket Retailers International.
On June 5, 2002 Bobbie was honored by the St. Francis University Small Business Development Center and Center for Global Competitiveness as the 2002 Women in Business Advocate.
Today, Sparkles is well-known for their Signature Designs with their specialty gift baskets and for their unique balloon decor. Innovated techniques, education, frequent trade show attendance, dedication to their customers and customer service, have helped to make Sparkles one of the area's finest specialty gift basket and balloon decorating services.
Whenever they design, whatever they design, Sparkles always adds that SPARKLING touch!