Sunday, March 18, 2012

March 13th WFNMMC Delivery

We delivered beautiful flowers to WRNMMC on Tuesday at noon.  Our flowers brought lots of smiles and happy faces.  The theme was tie a yellow ribbon, so we had yellow bows on all the bud vases.  The nurses were beaming with our pens and everyone was enjoying the colorful arrangements that our volunteers created.

In April we will be supporting the warrior wives once again.  I will send out a list of items that we will need for their Easter Basket delivery. 

I've requested that the next Flower Event be Mother's Day weekend.  I want to have a Friday flower creation morning to make corsages for Fisher House residents, that we can deliver that Friday afternoon on 11 May before Mothers Day.
I will keep you posted on the next event dates and times.

                                          Pen and more Pens Lynn!  Barb struggling with yellow ribbon for our tie the yellow ribbon theme.                                          

                                                 Flowers are fun!  Mary Beth and Teena
                                           Girl Scout Volunteers
             The Flag Expers
                                           Serious Florists
Dede the Basket Queen

Fisher House Delivery 12 March

We were a machine on Saturday making about 80 arrangements for our Wounded Warriors.  There were plenty of flowers and greens to make the arrangements as well as a number of volunteers that came together, working hard to take flowers and turn them into something beautiful.  We made about 60 arrangements in bud vases with yellow ribbons for the Fisher Houses for Monday's delivery and a varity of other vases with yellow ribbons for the hospital on Tuesday.  Time just flew by as we had conversations going amoung the volunteers that kept us entertained while working.  I am not entirely sure what time they started (maybe around 8 am) but all was done and cleaned up by 1:30 pm and the flower cooler was full of wonderful arrangements.
Michele had a sign in sheet for all of us and had a display of cookbooks for sell, thank you notes she has received, pictures on display and much more for us to look over before we left.  There were also some young ladies there volunteering to make pens, flags and arrangements. 
On Monday we filled the car with about 55 arrangement and set off at 9:02am to make our delivery.  We arrived at the base at 9:35am, a record time.  We were delayed at the gate for a few minutes, but Marcel, from the main Fisher House came to our rescue and we followed him to the delivery point.  We delivered to the main Fisher House, setting all the arrangements in the kitchen there, talked to Marcel for a few minutes and were back in the car by 10:05am.  
As a result of the fast delivery, Michele and I decided to stop for breakfast on the way home.  We normally stop for lunch.
Bye the way, we are not going to have an April delivery due to the type of flowers we tend to get in the spring, but Freedom Petals is going to be involved in an Easter Basket event for the Wounded Warriors in April where we will help fill Easter Baskets with stuffed bunnies and items on their list.  We will let you know what we donate to that cause.