Volunteer Jim Steele loads roses into the back of a minivan. April 5, 2017. (Photo by Matt Weverink)

Roses Sold To Support Local Projects

Volunteers are fanning out across Chatham-Kent Wednesday, delivering roses for the Chatham Sunrise Rotary Club’s major fundraising campaign.

Roses for Rotary Chair Brandon Stuart says the 17th annual event raised about $10,000.

“We’re down in numbers, but things change,” says Stuart. “We decreased the number a little bit and we brought in 1,100 dozen and sold out across the city.”

In previous years, the Rotary Club has purchased additional roses that could be purchased the day of delivery, but that’s not the case this year.

Stuart says all of the money that they raise will stay in the community and will support several projects that the local Rotary Club is carrying out in the area.

“We have the park project, the literary angels that we participate with,” says Stuart. “There are a lot of little local projects that we help out the city with.”