Blooming Acres, Inc. in Wadsworth delivered hanging baskets and 5-inch flower pots for the Noon Kiwanis Club’s flower sale. Blooming Acres project manager Coltyn Hehn said he has been delivering for the event for around nine years. CINDY BREDA / GAZETTE
MEDINA — “I’m probably going to come back, you’re here tomorrow, right?” asked Jodi Robbins of Medina.
She was talking to Kiwanis member Joan Rundle who was also serving as cashier for Noon Kiwanis Club of Medina County’s annual flower sale.
“I’ve been going to this flower sale for 10 years,” said Robbins. “The selection is good, they last and if I’m going to buy flowers anyway then I’m going to support the Kiwanis.”
Robbins, director of children’s ministry at Heartland Community Church, said she likes to support causes that benefit children and that her daughter was once a Kiwanis Kids Club member.
Krista Wasowski, Kiwanis member and chairwoman for the flower sale, said the sale has been going on for at least 20 years and has always been held the Friday and Saturday before Mother’s Day.
“I love seeing young kids pick out flowers for their moms,” she said. “They get so excited.”
Wasowski, said they have been getting their baskets and 5-inch potted flowers from Blooming Acres, 7561 State Road, in Wadsworth.
“We have had a long standing relationship with them,” she said. “The have high quality plants and they are supportive of us.”
New this year, Wasowski said, were flats of plants, flowers and vegetables from Boyert’s Greenhouse, 7171 Wooster Pike, in Medina.
“People can mix and match to get a variety,” she said. “We are also selling coupons so people can go directly to Boyert’s to pick out their own flats or give the coupon as a gift certificate to their moms for Mother’s Day.”
Maya King, 5, and her mother, Stephanie Reed, both from Medina, picked out a hanging basket at the flower sale.
“I like to support the Kiwanis,” Reed said. “And we need flowers.”
The flower sale will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today on North Court Street between Walgreens and Starbucks in the Medina Shopping Center. Wasowski said the club has used that location for many years. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted.
Wasowski, who also serves as the health commissioner for Medina County, said she took a day off to help set up and oversee the flower sale.
“This is a vacation day for
me — this is how I spend my vacation,” she laughed as she organized the hanging baskets.
“All the proceeds go to support all of the programming that we do for the kids in the community.”
Contact reporter Cindy Breda at (330) 721-4012 or email@example.com.