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Copley-Fairlawn Kiwanis Club’s flower sale expands

4/26/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COPLEY/FAIRLAWN — The Copley-Fairlawn Kiwanis Club is set to kick off its 33rd annual three-day flower sale at two locations this year during Mother’s Day weekend. 

In addition to its regular location at Copley and Jacoby roads in Copley, this year’s sale also will take place in the parking lot at Summit Mall in Fairlawn, near Dillard’s at West Market Street and Ghent Road. 

The sale of spring flowers will kick off May 10 at 8 a.m. at both locations and will feature an assortment of flowers, including thousands of hanging baskets.

“Many of our long-time customers know us each year because of our giant tent that goes up at Copley and Jacoby Roads,” said Len Shetler, chairman of this year’s sale. “Now we’ll have two tents, including the one at Market Street and Ghent Road in the Summit Mall parking lot. We will be offering a wide variety of flowers, including hanging baskets and a variety of potted geraniums. Our regular offering of flowers, including those in trays and flats, will be on sale at the Copley and Jacoby Road location.”  

The Copley-Fairlawn Kiwanis Club will accept all major credit cards at its sale this year, in addition to cash and checks. Customers also will be treated to complimentary coffee and doughnuts while they shop.

“We have many repeat customers year after year and our flower sale has become an annual tradition for families throughout the area,” said president Frank Copeland. “We appreciate everyone’s support.”

By purchasing flowers, customers will help the club to fund projects, such as the annual Halloween in the Park and the annual community Christmas Food Basket program for families in need, according to Kiwanis officials. More than $100,000 has been returned to the community in the past several years. 

The flower sale hours at both locations will be May 10 and 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and May 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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