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The Daffodils Are Coming; Here's Why You Should Order a Bunch

The annual Daffodils for Dinosaurs event is the main fundraiser for Rochester's nature center.

It's time to order the daffodils, Rochester.

Each spring, volunteers from Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve sell bunches of daffodils as part of a "Daffodils for Dinosaurs" event. It's the main fundraiser for the 35-year-old nature center, which features environmental educational programs for children and adults.

This year, Dinosaur Hill is encouraging the community to purchase daffodils as a way to brighten someone else's day. Through the Meals-On-Wheels program at the Older Persons' Commission, the daffodils can be purchased for seniors in the community. Donations are being accepted through Friday.

Here's how to order, pick up or donate the daffodils this year:

Pre-sale

Order your daffodils this week for pickup at Dinosaur Hill on March 22 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) or March 24 (noon-3 p.m.)  

Give daffodils as a gift

Volunteers will deliver daffodils to homes or offices in the local area. A minimum of six bunches must be ordered for delivery. Delivery date is March 21.

Give to a senior

For a donation of $4 a bunch, you can brighten a local senior's day with daffodils. They will be delivered through the Meals on Wheels program March 21-22. 

Watch for sales next month

Volunteers will be selling daffodils at local grocery stores April 12-14 and April 20, 21. Watch Patch for a list of locations.

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