‘Petunia’ goal closing in


Only a handful of flower basket sponsors are needed to reach this year’s “Project Petunia” goal before May 1.
“As of right now, we need five more baskets to reach our goal,” said Rainy River Future Development Corp. development co-ordinator Tara Allaire.
She added the plan is to hang 45 baskets along King’s Highway—brightening up the stretch from Tim Hortons eastward.
“Project Petunia” was started years ago by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce but the initiative was transferred to the RRFDC this year.
But flowers aren’t free—and “Project Petunia” needs sponsors to keep going.
The RRFDC suggests sponsoring flower baskets as a birthday or anniversary gift, in memory of a loved one, or as a way “to contribute to the overall beauty of our great community.”
All sponsors will be recognized for their donation and receive a separate listing.
Pricing is $50 for a one-year commitment and $100 for two years.
Payment can be made to the Rainy River Future Development Corp. by cash or cheque, or online at www.rrfdc.on.ca/project-petunia
The flowers will be ordered from Lowey’s Greenhouse and Market Gardens.
The baskets will be put up in early June, probably around June 10, noted Allaire.
The town has agreed to water the flowers free of charge.