It's not every day that $10 and a couple of cans of beans will get you a dozen roses.
This week, it will.
The annual Caring Rose Week, a fundraiser for Golden Harvest Food Bank, will be held Monday through Saturday. During the week, a dozen roses can be purchased from participating area florists for $10 and two canned goods.
Len Collins, the president of the Georgia State Floral Distributors, said the event started about seven years ago as a way of "showing our community-mindedness" during the holidays.
"At Thanksgiving, we give thanks for all we have, the country we live in. What better way to show thanks than to help the hungry at a critical time of the year," he said. "The beauty of this is it's a way to reward someone who's giving something. To get roses at that price is unbelievable."
People without canned goods still can get the $10 roses by donating at least $2 with their purchase, Mr. Collins said. For more information, call 706) (736-1199, ext. 208, or visit www.goldenharvest.org.
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- Cannon House Florist: 608 Old Airport Road, Aiken
- The Flower Pot: 110 Atomic Road, Jackson
- Petal Shoppe: 207 Park St., Wagener
- Jim Bush Florist: 501 W. Martintown Road, North Augusta