An unexpected dose of cheer made its way around town this week, thanks to 96 special floral bouquets that Baker’s Design created and delivered with the help of local 4-Hers.
Laura Baker of Baker’s Design joined thousands of Teleflora local member florists across the country for Make Someone Smile® Week. Florists volunteer their time to create and deliver the “Be Happy® Bouquets to those in need of a smile.
Baker worked with her wholesalers and growers in the area to secure flower donations and with the help of the Jerauld/Buffalo 4-H Club, created and distributed the Be Happy® Bouquets.
“The kids did an incredible job,” Baker said. “They created 84 arrangements in just half an hour.”
After the arrangements were made, Baker and the 4-H members spread the joy by delivering flowers to Weskota Manor Avera, the Senior / Community Center and residents at the north and south apartments in Wessington Springs.
“All Manor residents received their own bouquet for their room,” Baker said. “I also worked with a group of residents to create 12 more bouquets with their help for the dining room at the Manor.”
Baker said that she looks forward to this week each year because of the response she gets from bouquet recipients.
“They’re just thrilled when they get this unexpected delivery,” Baker said. “The smiles that you see as a result of this little gesture is definitely the best part.”