Approximately 4,000 brightly colored roses will be given away on Sept. 17.
A canned good can be swapped for a dozen roses on one condition -- the person donating the item has to keep one flower for his or herself and give away the other 11 to different people.
"This is just one small way that we can make a difference for our neighbors on this day," said Tammy Amor, executive director for the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce.
Anyone unable to bring a canned good is still able to get a dozen roses to pass out to friends.
Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray signed a proclamation declaring Sept. 17 as Friendship Day last Wednesday. The proclamation states that "this is a day in which all citizens are requested to be good neighbors to strangers and friends by presenting them with a rose, thus bringing goodwill, happiness and sunshine into their day."
The roses will be available at five locations beginning at 8 a.m. on Sept. 17. They are: Eitel's Flowers & Gifts, 17 S. Vine St., Greencastle Chamber of Commerce, 16 S. Jackson St., Asbury Towers, 102 W. Poplar St., Old National Bank, downtown branch, 1 N. Indiana St and Ivy Tech Community College, 1 N. Calbert Way, Ste. B.
Eitel's Flowers & Gifts, the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce, Ivy Tech Community College, Old National Bank and Asbury Towers Retirement Community sponsor the event.