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March 19, 2013

Final Daffodil Days arrive locally

NEW CASTLE — Daffodil Days arrive this week in Lawrence County.

When they leave Saturday, though, they’ll be gone for good.

For 40 years, the American Cancer Society has sponsored a spring daffodil sale to support its mission to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease. The bouquets in bloom also have been a sign of hope and renewal for cancer patients and survivors.

After this year, though, the organization will be moving on to a different strategy.

“It is the last Daffodil Days on a national basis; it’s not a local decision” confirmed Ernie Copper, income development specialist for the American Cancer Society’s East Central Division office on Wilmington Road.

“However, one of the things we can really be proud of is that western Pennsylvania has done — and continues to do — quite well with Daffodil Days, but the rest of the country seems to struggle with it. So this is being done to really focus the entire American Cancer Society efforts on finishing the fight against cancer, and get everybody pulling in the same direction. It’s about sharpening the focus of what we do.”

Last year, Copper added, Daffodil Days raised more than $30,000 in Lawrence County.

Starting today, volunteers will start packing pre-orders, and these will be delivered tomorrow all over Lawrence County. From Thursday through Saturday, the daffodils will be available at direct sales sites in New Castle and Ellwood City.

These sites will offer:

•Bouquet of fresh-cut daffodils, $10

•Potted mini daffodils, $12. These come packaged with three to four bulbs inside a foil-wrapped, 4-inch point.

•Vase and a Bunch: Daffodils and an etched glass carafe for $25

•Bear and a Bunch: A 10-inch Boyd’s Bear named Ray O. Hope and 10 fresh-cut daffodils.

•Project Care: A Boyd’s Bear delivered anonymously to comfort local children, $25

•Gift of Hope: Donations allow the American Cancer Society to deliver anonymously bouquets of daffodils to local cancer patients.

These items will be available at the following locations:

•Joseph’s Market Place, 2716 Mercer Road, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

•Peebles, 3332 Wilmington Road 10 a.m. to noon Thursday

•Big Lots, 2511 Ellwood Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

•Jameson Hospital North Campus, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday

•Jameson Hospital South Campus, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

•Dunkin Donuts, Wilmington Road, 8 to 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday (drive-thru)

•Dunkin Donuts, Mill Street, 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday (drive-thru)

•Breakaway Tours, New Englander Travel Show, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday

•ESB Bank, Ellwood Road, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday

•C’s Waffle House, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

•Sears, Union Township, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday

•Tanner’s, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday

•Northminster Presbyterian Church, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. all week

•Diamond Dance Academy, Ellwood City, all week

•Rite Aid, Ellwood City, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday

•Trader Horn, Ellwood City, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday

•ESB Bank, downtown Ellwood City, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday

•ESB Bank, Franklin Township, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday

•Wampum, downtown street sales, random times.


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