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Petal It Forward Set For October 18

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, Friesen’s Floral and Greenhouse is joining dozens of floral industry businesses nationwide to surprise members of the community with two free flower bouquets each — one to keep and one to give to a friend, family member, colleague or even a stranger.

The random act of kindness effort called “Petal It Forward” and organized by the society of American Florists, of which Friesen’s is a member, is designed to help people start their day with more smiles and less stress. On that day, Friesen’s will draw 15 names for individuals to “keep one, share one.”

Visit the flower shop to sign up between now and Oct. 18.

“Petal It Forward” is the floral industry’s way of giving back and is purposefully planned for Wednesday to help the mid-week slump.

Mary and Cathryn of Friesen’s want to be part of the mood-boosting effort, and make a difference in the community. Having been in the business for 50 years, they know the power of giving and receiving flowers. And, through the positive effects of flowers, they hope to make someone’s day brighter and provide a much-needed moment of calm amidst the hectic pace of life.

The original idea behind “Petal It Forward,” which started in 2015, came after looking at statistics that showed while 80 percent of people reported receiving flowers makes them happy, even more (88 percent) said the giving flowers make them happy. Cathryn and Mary want to give people the chance to experience both.

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