Kiwanis Club Rose Day

Kiwanis Club Rose Day
By Rochelle Morrell, executive director of Children's Village and member of Hagerstown Kiwanis Club

October is synonymous with brilliant colored leaves and frost on the pumpkins. With such benchmarks, winter won't be far behind.
But, for more than 50 years, October has also been synonymous with Kiwanis Club Rose Day. On this day, folks throughout Washington County literally have one more chance to "smell" the roses of summer, while helping the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club support charities in our community. This year's Rose Day is Thursday, October 25.
High quality, long stem roses will be available by the dozen in red, yellow, pink and other colors. The price per dozen remains at $20. Remember the special folks in your life with a fragrant, reminder-of-summer, gift. The flowers will not only add beauty to your home or office, but will also help improve the lives of many throughout Washington County.
Kiwanis Club members are busy preparing for this year's event. Just like Santa's elves getting ready for Christmas, Kiwanians must begin the process early. There are roses to be ordered; boxes to be assembled; flowers to be processed, boxed and delivered; and sale sites to be manned when Rose Day finally arrives. Through it all, the Kiwanis spirit of fellowship and community service abound. The result, 1,000 dozen roses will be available!
Last year, the many pre-sale orders depleted supplies available to the public on Rose Day. So, don't wait; order now. Remember, pre-sale orders are delivered to customers. To pre-order roses, call the Boys and Girls Club, at 301-733-5422, and ask for Debbie, or contact any member of the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club.
Roses also will be available, while supplies last, at Gold's Gym on Northern Avenue and Rose Hill Cemetery (at the entrance on Memorial Drive) on Thursday, October 25th, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Join your friends and neighbors of the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club and help make this year's Rose Day a success. Let the sweet smell of roses remind you our community will be better because you cared.