Tracey Badger (left) and Alex Brooke spend some time cutting the flowers at LocoLanding Adventure Park Monday that were later delivered to seniors’ residence in Penticton by the Western News. (Mark Brett - Western News)

LocoLanding flowers brighten seniors’ day in Penticton

The many flowers that bloom in LocoLanding during the summer brighten the day for seniors

Residents of the city’s seniors’ homes received a colourful delivery Monday afternoon.

Western News driver Ray Shirritt dropped off nearly 200 flower-filled vases that LocoLanding Adventure Park co-owner Diana Stirling and a dozen friends cut at the park earlier in the day, something that’s become an annual event.

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“It’s amazing, it’s absolutely beautiful,” said Stirling about seeing the reaction of the recipients. “out of all of the traditions that we have or the fundraising that we do at LocoLanding this tradition is one of the more beautiful ones.

“We get to enjoy the flowers here all year at LocoLanding. When the season ends, we didn’t want them to go to waste. We wanted to spread the love in the community and what better way?”

The Hamlets was the first stop on Shirritt’s list, where resident Elizabeth Papp got hold one of the vases.

The flowers were dropped off at about a dozen seniors’ residences as well as a couple of non-profit organizations, including the South Okanagan Women in Need Society.

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As in the past, the glass vases were donated by Penticton Home Hardware.

“Who doesn’t love a beautiful bouquet of flowers? What’s amazing is every single vase is different,” said Stirling.


 

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Hamlets’ resident Elizabeth Papp enjoys the flowers that were delivered to the seniors’ residence Monday courtesy of LocoLanding Adventure Park where the flowers were growing during the summer season. (Mark Brett - Western News)

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