Sketchy Sunflowers ~ Make A Wish Fundraiser

Debbie Robbins

Moosup, United States

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One of my hundreds of shots from Buttonwood Farms Make-A-Wish campaign 2010…

While in Paint.NET ink sketching some flowers, I came across this in the folder… sooooooooooooo..

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In 2003 at the suggestion of a friend, we planted a one acre field of sunflowers. As they began to blossom, we learned that people were coming from many miles away to admire and photograph them.

We planted the sunflowers for people to admire their beauty and to compliment our rural environment. Although the flowers were beautiful, we had not thought about what we were going to do with them. When the blooms expired, we used them as feed for our cows.

We felt that we could find a better use for the flowers, and in turn, have established the “Sunflowers for Wishes” fundraiser.

The fundraiser is to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut, a non-profit organization devoted to making wishes possible for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

In 2004 we planted 10 acres of sunflowers, providing approximately 300,000 blooms for your viewing pleasure. As the event has been so popular we will continue to plant 14 acres again this year.

We will be cutting bouquets of sunflowers and giving them to you in exchange for a $5.00 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We give 100% of all proceeds directly to Make-A-Wish. We also have t-shirts available, and the sunflower design on the front of the shirt changes every year.

Due to overwhelming demand we are unfortunately unable to reserve or hold sunflower bouquets. All bouquets are sold on a first come first serve basis.

I HAVE YET TO HEAR how much was raised this year, but I do know in 2009 they raised $70.000… :))

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