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'For the community': Dunn volunteers deliver flowers to nursing homes during pandemic - The Fayetteville ObserverWednesday, December 02, 2020
Another donor wanted to make sure bouquets were also sent to the nurse’s station to thank them for their work. Stops included nursing homes in Warsaw, Clinton, Fayetteville, Eastover, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Benson, Dunn, Coats, Angier, Lillington and Newton Grove. Plainview area resident Bonnie Byrd was among the volunteers helping. She said she came because she knows Surles and his mother. And her husband had an aunt in a nursing home with Alzheimer's. “It's just a heartfelt thing that we wanted to reach out because with this COVID, people can’t go see their families and we wanted to do something,” Byrd said, pausing between making arrangements. JoAnn McLaurin of Wade has a 94-year-old aunt in a nursing home in Garner. She said her cousin has not been able to see her since March. “There are so many good people that want to do good things,” McLaurin said of why she was encouraged by community members coming together to do something for those in the nursing homes. Oliva Thompson, 10, Ben Thompson, 9, Wyatt West, 8, and Brandt West, 9 — who live in Dunn and Buies Creek — also wanted to help. When Surles told them about the flowers, all said in unison that “cards” go with flowers.“So the four amigos, AKA us, put together Project Cards to help Project Not Forgotten,” Brandt said. The kids made videos on Facebook asking other children to help make the cards. “The four of us can’t make 800 cards, but the whole community can,” Brandt said. “We’re all doing this for the community,” Ben said. And it’s the community who Surls said made the initiative possible. Jernigan’s Nursery & Trading Post donated vases, as did churches and others. Broadstreet Deli & Market donated co... https://www.fayobserver.com/story/news/2020/09/04/dunn-community-others-make-special-delivery-during-covid-19-pandemic/5719277002/
Families upset after flowers removed from graves in Duplin cemetery - WRAL.comMonday, April 11, 2016
Warsaw, N.C. — The owner of a company that manages a Duplin County cemetery apologized Friday after learning that all flowers had been removed from graves in the cemetery.Families complained in recent days about empty vases on grave markers at Devotional Gardens cemetery in Warsaw."It’s sad," said Linda Jones, whose mother and brother are buried at Devotional Gardens. "You drive by here, you used to see flowers. If they were faded, they were faded. But now it’s empty.""I think it’s disrespectful," Karen Whaleyhouse said. "This is a cemetery. It’s a place where we show respect to people we loved. If you’d seen all the flowers, you would see these people were loved."Some people found the flowers in a trash bin at the cemetery, which upset them even more."It truly feels like someone walked into your home and took your belongings right in front of your face," said Latasha Moore, whose parents and grandmother are buried in the cemetery."At least what they could’ve done is send us a letter a... http://www.wral.com/families-upset-after-flowers-removed-from-graves-in-duplin-cemetery/15567247/
A Flower Display in Burlington Honored the COVID-19 Dead - Seven DaysWednesday, March 31, 2021
Vermonters who have died from COVID-19 since the disease struck the state nearly a year ago. "It often feels like we're just talking about numbers and tallies," said creator Jayson Munn, a florist who mainly works weddings and other events. "I thought this was a great opportunity to do it in the public square." Burlington was one of about 80 cities nationwide that hosted an art installation as part of the Floral Heart Project. Created by New York City-based artist Kristina Libby, the idea was to designate March 1 as a national day of mourning to publicly grieve those "lost to and suffering from COVID-19." As of Tuesday, more than 515,000 Americans have died. Munn said one woman he talked to had lost her husband to the disease. She told him that visiting the flower memorial had been the first time she'd publicly grieved his death; both she and Munn "started bawling," he said. He gave her a rose. "It was a really touching, touching moment," Munn said. Daniel "D.J." Boyd of Wilmington was walking down Church Street when he saw a crowd by the display and thought, Gee, only in Burlington do you see a bunch of roses in the street and everyone just walking around taking pictures. Boyd walked over himself and read the sign that Munn had erected explaining the display, "and it just struck me," he said. His uncles, twins Leon and Cleon Boyd, had died of COVID-19 early last April, just six days apart. "It's amazing," Boyd said of the display. "It's a good gesture. It puts it into perspective, you know?" Boyd walked over to Munn and told him he'd lost his uncles. Munn picked up two long-stemmed roses from the bricks, and then handed them to Boyd. https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/a-flower-display-in-burlington-honored-the-covid-19-dead/Content?oid=32450871
'HOOSIERS WE'VE LOST': Lifelong florist never hesitated to help those in need - The RepublicWednesday, March 31, 2021
The series appears daily at therepublic.com.Name: Dawn SheetsCity/Town: IndianapolisAge: 93Died: April 16Dawn Sheets never hesitated to help a friend in need.Sheets, a lifelong florist, had no formal medical training, but when her friend Maxine Hessong needed kidney dialysis treatment, Sheets taught herself how to operate a dialysis machine so Hessong’s husband Dale could continue working.For more than a year, Sheets made three to four trips a week to Methodist Hospital to care for her friend, offering support and companionship during Hessong’s procedures. Eventually Hessong came home, and Sheets continued to run her machine, even showing Dale the necessary steps in the process.“She cared about people,” daughter Lori Arment said. “She cared about people’s feelings and their well being.”“That’s one of the highlights of her life to be able to help in that way at that time,” daughter Cathy Hiatt said.Helping others, faith and family were the pillars of Sheets’ life. Her compassion was matched by her late husband Ken’s, who became her primary caretaker as she dealt with dementia until he died in December.In early April, Dawn Sheets developed a cough and began running a temperature. She had a COVID-19 test on April 10. On April 13 the test came back positive for COVID-19. She died April 16 at a memory care facility in Hendricks County.“When people think of Mom, they always think of Dad, too,” daughter Dianne Boyd said. “It was always Ken and Dawn, and Daw... http://www.therepublic.com/2021/03/30/hoosiers-weve-lost-lifelong-florist-never-hesitated-to-help-those-in-need/
Grow Plant Shop's First Brick-and-Mortar to Open Saturday - Fort Worth MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Owners Emily and Bobby Lynge always saw the Airstream as temporary, however, and during the pandemic, were able to make the move to the space once occupied by The Enchanted Florist on Camp Bowie.
The Magnolia Avenue Airstream will be open until Thursday. On Saturday, the Camp Bowie space will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
McLennan Flowers and Gifts Creates Beautiful Designs for All Occasions - Press Release - Digital JournalWednesday, March 31, 2021
McLennan Flowers & Gifts - London, ON FloristMcLennan Flowers and Gifts, full service, family-owned and operated floral boutique, is committed to offering fresh blooms and floral arrangements for all occasions. London, Ontario - March 08, 2021 - Being in the floral industry for over 25 years, McLennan Flowers and Gifts, a full service, family-owned floral boutique, is committed to offering fresh blooms and floral arrangements for all occasions. They are recognized as the best florist in London Ontario.“Our floral boutique has been proudly providing top quality fresh flowers to London and surrounding areas since 1953. Come into our shop and experience a welcoming atmosphere as you take in beautiful floral arrangements and gifts. Our florists look forward to working with you to create personal, stylish floral arrangements that will turn any event into an occasion,” said the spokesperson of McLennan Flowers and Gifts, one of the leading flower shops in London, Ontario.At McLennan Flowers and Gifts, they specialize in floral d... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4998823
Why Small Businesses Matter in Fairfield: Blossoms at Dailey's Flower Shop - HamletHubWednesday, March 31, 2021
We insist on quality and are dedicated to providing our clients with unparalleled customer service. We are a full-service florist and you can order flowers online 24/7 from our website!How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?We support our neighbor Posters Hardware and Lapolla Insurance Agency. Another local business that should be noted would be Lapolla Insurance Agency.Blossoms at Dailey's Flower Shop is located at 2151 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield. Visit Blossoms at Dailey's Flower Shop online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook page as well!HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!... https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/49987-why-small-businesses-matter-blossoms-at-dailey-s-flower-shop