Mother’s Day flower sale benefit: A tradition for one family

A mother and daughter spent Mother's Day volunteering at a flower sale that benefited the Northeast Ohio Adoption Agency

A Mother's Day flower sale on Sunday benefited the Northeast Ohio Adoption Agency.


HOWLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – Flowers are one of the most common Mother’s Day gifts, and there was one flower sale on East Market St. in Howland that benefited a great cause.

Every flower bought at the Hunter’s Square Plaza was a donation to the Northeast Ohio Adoption Agency.

“We’re non-profit, so we don’t receive funding from a government entity or a levy or anything such as that, so a lot of our expenses are covered by fundraisers such as this,” said Cheryl Tarantino, executive director of the Northeast Ohio Adoption Agency.

All of the flowers were hand-picked from greenhouses.

“We have annuals, herbs, hanging flower baskets, all beautiful trees, from all different prices points, from $7 all the way up to $55-60,” Tarantino said.

Mother and daughter Gere Weller and Sue Simpson spent their Mother’s Day volunteering at the sale. They have done it together for 10 years, watering plants, making baskets and making sure everything runs smoothly.

“We just enjoy working together for this great cause,” Weller said.

She also said that she wouldn’t trade this day for the world.

“Being with your children, the best gift you can have are your children and being with one is fantastic,” Weller said.

If you couldn’t make it to the flower sale Sunday, they’re open until Tuesday.

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