Tracey Maynard, Angel Bruining and Destany Huff are all smiles as they pick up roses from the Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Wednesday for Friendship Day. Anyone could get a dozen roses in exchange for canned goods. The idea is to keep one rose and give away the rest. Canned goods and donations went to the Food Pantry at the Senior Center. Additional photo on Page 14.
Friendship Day in Greencastle Wednesday was another big success with over 330 canned goods and more than $150 in cash donations traded in for a dozen roses.
The annual day geared toward spreading friendship, smiles and community spirit among Putnam County citizens is sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College, Old National Bank, Eitels Flowers and Gifts, Asbury Towers and the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce.
More than 350 dozen roses were gone within in an hour as people hurried in to pick up their bouquet. The idea behind Friendship Day is to keep one rose for themselves and pass out the rest to others.
Sponsors for Greencastle's Friendship Day brought in canned goods and monetary donations to the Emergency Food Pantry at the Putnam County Senior Center. Pictured here are Brad Johnson, Ivy Tech; Michelle Collins, Asbury Towers; Tammy Amore, Greencastle Chamber of Commerce; Sue Bowser, Old National Bank; Margaret Bruner, Food Pantry; Ken Eitel, Eitels Flowers and Gifts; and Alice White, Food Pantry.
"This is just one small way we can make a difference for our neighbors on this day," said Amor who is the executive director for the Chamber.
Members of the Food Pantry were delighted to receive the donation and were eagerly loading the pantry shelves with the items.