Approximately 800 long-stemmed roses will be given to Warwick NY senior citizens this month by members of the Warwick Valley Rotary Club, whose motto is “Service above Self.” The tribute to the seniors as valued community citizens ties in with the Village of Warwick’s official flower, the rose.
Under the leadership of Rose Chair Joyce Perron, Warwick Rotarians have been selling hundreds of dozens of roses to family, friends and business associates to share with loved ones and employees. Stan Martin, past Rotary president, is coordinating the rose donations to seniors. Roses will be distributed at Liberty Green, Devon Woods, the Mount Alverno Assisted Living Center, Schervier Pavilion, Burt Farms, Creekside Apartments, and St. Anthony Community Hospital.
The long-stem roses in a variety of colors, selling for $25 per dozen, can be ordered by Tues., Apr. 17 online at www.warwickvalleyrotary.org or from any member of the Warwick Rotary. Roses will be delivered on Tues., Apr. 24. The Warwick Valley Rotary uses profits from the rose sale and other fund-raisers to help support more than 30 community non-profit organizations and scholarships.
The club meets every Wednesday noon at the Landmark Inn. Visitors and prospective members are invited to attend.