Approximately 800 long-stemmed roses will be given to Warwick seniors this month by members of the Warwick Valley Rotary Club, whose motto is “Service above Self.”
The tribute to the seniors as valued community citizens ties in with the Village of Warwick’s Sesquicentennial (150th) Anniversary and also highlights the rose as Warwick’s official flower
Under the leadership of Rose Chair Laura Barca, Warwick Rotarians have been selling hundreds of dozens of roses to family, friends and business associates to share with loved ones and employees.
Rotary Past President Stan Martin is coordinating the rose donations to seniors.
Roses will be distributed to Liberty Green’s three senior residential buildings, Devon Woods, Mount Alverno Assisted Living Center, Schervier Pavilion, Burt Farms, Creekside Apartments and St. Anthony Community Hospital.
Warwick Valley Rotary uses profits from the rose sale and other fund-raisers to help support about 30 community non-profit organizations and scholarships. Rotarians are currently teaming with Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center to sponsor “Sunset at the Stables,” an upscale June 3 dinner-dance open to the community.
The Warwick Rotary Club was started in 1922 but disbanded during World War II. The current club was chartered in 1976 and is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The club meets every Wednesday noon at the Landmark Inn. Visitors and prospective members are invited to attend.
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