Sparwood flower store Buds and Blooms is doing its best to make people smile this week.
As part of Teleflora’s Make Someone Smile Week, shop owner Sherry Benko will be thanking and appreciating community members with a simple gesture.
“I’m going to bring in 100 yellow carnations and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we’ll make someone smile by giving them a flower,” she said.
While Benko doesn’t have a criteria set out for who to give flowers to, she’s hoping to reach a range of people.
“We’ll be sending out lots of bouquets to people who are Meals on Wheels drivers, the thrift store ladies, construction workers, Lion’s Club members; people who are really not thanked for the work they do in the community,” Benko explained. “We want to make a special point to really highlight those people.”
This is the first year Buds and Blooms has participated in Make Someone Smile Week and Benko is hoping to make it an annual Sparwood event.
“In the summertime people kind of lay low, they don’t hear about things that are going on. Sparwood’s a little bit more of a quieter community, we don’t have the festivals like Fernie, so I just wanted to have something that is sort of a summer thing,” said Benko. “Maybe it will become a little bit more each year and drive other people into it.”
If you would like to nominate someone to receive flowers as part of Make Someone Smile Week, contact Buds and Blooms at 250-425-0222.