Curry Dry Cleaners of Savannah, Georgia Honors Long Time Employee Gertie Johnson

Gertie Johnson of Curry Dry Cleaners celebrates over 40 years of loyalty and committment to her life long passion of alterations by hand

Press Release updated: Jan 16, 2018 11:55 EST

Savannah, Ga, January 16, 2018 – Gertie Johnson moved to Savannah in 1968 with her husband and took a position doing alternations with Curry Dry Cleaners. When she started with the dry cleaning company, she sat among many other women working in alterations, but after 40 years, Gertie is the only employee doing alternations today.  

Gertie learned to sew at a very young age, and was sewing her own clothes by the age of 20. When she moved to Savannah with her husband and children, she decided to make a career out of her passion, however her love for sewing extends beyond working for Curry Dry Cleaners.

As long as Gertie has been with us, I've considered her a second mom. Her ability is beyond compare, and her customers recognize it. Some of her customers have been coming to her for the last forty years and refuse to take their alternations elsewhere. Her passion and talent make her second to none.

John Curry

Owner of Curry Dry Cleaners

Outside of doing alterations for Curry Dry Cleaners, Gertie also uses her gift to give back to the community of Savannah. On the last Wednesday of each month, she gathers a group of children at Trinity United Methodist Church in Savannah, Ga and teaches them the basics of sewing. She wants to keep the art of sewing alive as it is less commonly taught in school

Curry Dry Cleaners would like to honor the commitment of Ms. Gertie Johnson to their family-owned business. They are grateful for her loyalty, talent, and customer service. Gertie will celebrate a birthday on December 17th. 

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