GREENCASTLE -- Mayor Sue Murray recently signed a proclamation declaring Sept. 15 as Friendship Day in Greencastle. The event is intended to spread friendship, goodwill and community spirit among Putnam County Citizens.
Approximately 4,000 roses will be given away in dozens on one condition: You can keep one rose to enjoy for yourself, but you must give the other 11 roses to 11 different people.
Joining Mayor Murray for the Proclamation were representatives from the event sponsors-- Eitel's Flowers and Gifts, Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce, Bank of America Home Loans, Bittles & Hurt and Hopkins-Rector funeral homes, Cunningham Insurance, Ivy Tech Community College and Teachers Credit Union. Other Friendship Day sponsors include Asbury Towers Retirement Community, Cinergy Metro Net and First National Bank.
The sponsors request that when picking up your dozen roses, you generously drop off a canned food item, so that it may be donated to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry.
If you are unable to bring a canned good, you can still get a dozen roses to pass to out to friends, neighbors, relative and coworkers.
The roses will be available at the sponsor locations starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Each year the roses go faster, so the sponsors want to remind everyone to come as early as they can, before they are all gone.