Still some CNIB crocuses left

It’s not too late for those who may want to buy some of the purple imported Dutch crocus plants for sale at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau as a fundraiser for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
Karen Haney, assistant co-ordinator at the Volunteer Bureau, said this morning there’s still some left— as well as some pre-orders that have yet to be picked up.
While Haney and executive director Vanessa Hebert had ordered 400 bulbs this year, they discovered close to 500 bulbs actually came in after counting them.
About 260 bulbs were preordered, and last Thursday and Friday saw some brisk walkthrough sales, said Haney. But she added a few boxes of the flowers remain.
Those still interested in buying crocuses can drop by the Volunteer Bureau (located in the old CN station) between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the next couple of days.
The cost is $4 per pot or three for $10. Each pot holds five-six imported Dutch crocus bulbs.
But Haney noted people might be able to talk them into knocking those prices down a little as she and Hebert would prefer to sell the flowers here rather than send them back to Thunder Bay.
Last year’s “Focus on Crocus” campaign for the CNIB generated about $16,000 to support local services at no cost to the roughly 1,350 visually-impaired residents in Northwestern Ontario.