The holidays are near, as well as the deadline to purchase poinsettias from the Junior Service League of Rome. Orders are being accepted through Tuesday, November 17th for the JSL Poinsettia Sale.
Cameron Abney, sale chair, enthuses that the poinsettias add holiday cheer to any home and make great gifts. They can even brighten the days of someone who is quarantined due to COVID-19.
Funds are also given to Chieftains Museum and local nonprofits that benefit women and children in the community.
Poinsettias may be purchased online at www.jslofrome.com or through a JSL member. There are three different sizes; six inch are $11, eight inch are $17, and 10 inch are $22. The poinsettias come in four different colors, including Picasso, red, pink and ivory.
Funds raised from the sale will primarily go towards League4Learning, a JSL effort to provide school supplies for students in need around Rome and Floyd County. More than 2,500 students received school supplies with the proceeds from last year’s Poinsettia Sale, asserts Abney.
Customers may pick up their poinsettias at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on either Friday, December 4th from 12 pm until 4 pm or on Saturday, December from 8 am to 4 pm. Measures will be taken to keep customers safe in this era of coronavirus. Delivery may also be arranged through a JSL representative. Also, 50 percent of each order is tax-deductible.
The JSL poinsettia provider is Alabama-based Dixie Green Growers, the lone provider of poinsettias for Walt Disney World and Sea World.
Those who have questions about the Junior Service League of Rome’s annual Poinsettia Sale may call Abney at (770) 608-1499.