Florist gives away free roses for Good Neighbor Day

News from The Northwest Florida Daily News:

Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 04:52 PM.

MILTON — The Open Rose Florist is giving away 6,000 roses this year and invites the community to help spread neighborly cheer on Good Neighbor Day.

The Open Rose Florist in Milton will begin giving away free roses, a dozen at a time, starting at 8 a.m. today. In order to receive a dozen roses, people must promise to keep one rose for themselves, and spread the other 11 roses throughout the community to unsuspecting friends, family members or even strangers.

Store owner Denise McDonald said the challenge is to meet someone new and show that you care.

“In the days following Good Neighbor Day, we hear how one rose made its way to a neighbor, nursing home resident or hospice patient,” McDonald said. “We love to hear how the roses brightened each person’s day. This is why we do it.”

The Open Rose Florist has been in business in the Milton community for more than 30 years and has used the Good Neighbor Day as a way giving back for the past 15 years. In that time, the florist has given away more than 89,000 roses.

The Open Rose Florist, located at 6434 Open Rose Drive in Milton, will……………. continues on The Northwest Florida Daily News

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