Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices ePubs Subscribe Archives
Today is October 9, 2015
home newssports feature opinion fyi society obits multimedia

Front Page » May 3, 2012 » Carbon County News » Volunteers are the heart of the Flower Power drive
Published 1,254 days ago

Volunteers are the heart of the Flower Power drive

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Flowers are coming from all over into the Sun Advocate office for the No Grave Unadorned project.

It's an ongoing process as the Memorial Day holiday approaches.

Last year more than 1,700 people volunteered to make flowers and place them on graves in Carbon and Emery counties. It was a resounding success story for volunteerism in the local community. The goal was to make sure every grave in every cemetery in the two county area would have a flower on them for Memorial Day.

As of Wednesday, the count of flowers had gone to 18,000. That means we still need another 22,000 flowers to reach our goal of 40,000.

Around town various groups are helping to make the dream come true. Everyone from boy scouts to women's groups, from churches to workplaces are making flowers.

Of course all this takes materials and while many have donated supplies, others have donated money to the cause.

For those wanting to put together flowers, new materials arrived on Monday night, so there is plenty to go around.

The placement of the flowers will take place starting on Saturday May 19 and will proceed through the entire week until the project is done. That is projected to be on Friday May 25 just before the long weekend.

This is a one of a kind program that has no known equals in the United States. Eastern Utah is unique in many ways, and this is just one more example of that.

For information on donating or volunteering call Malyn Brady at 435 637-0732.

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Top of Page

Article Photos  
Browse / enlarge – (1 total)
Print photo(s) with article
Get photo reprints on CD
NOTE: To print only the article and included photos, use the print photo(s) with article link above.
Carbon County News  
May 3, 2012
Recent Local News
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories

Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Sun Advocate, 2000-2013. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Sun Advocate.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us