Sunflowers for Kids at Lapsley Orchards

By Denise Coffey - Staff Writer
Pomfret - posted Tue., Sep. 3, 2013
A wagon full of riders take off on a tour of Lapsley Orchards. Photos by D. Coffey.
A wagon full of riders take off on a tour of Lapsley Orchards. Photos by D. Coffey.

The ninth annual Sunflowers for Kids campaign was held at Lapsley Orchards, in Pomfret, on Sept. 1. Bouquets of wild flowers, t-shirts and tote bags, zucchini breads and brownies were for sale. All profits were earmarked for the family scholarship fund for the United Services' Center for Autism in Wauregan.

Orchard owners John and Patti Wolchesky planted thousands of perennials and annuals along the stone wall that borders Route 169. A wall of flowers rose up that included zinnia, celosia, aster, snapdragons, gladiolas, cosmos, amaranthus, coneflowers, lisianthus and sunflowers. “We had the flowers anyway,” Patti Wolchesky said. “We thought it was a great organization to help.”

United Services Development and Communications Director John Goodman said the event raised $1,200 for the center.


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