Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival brings flowers to seniors

AM Extra

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — So many popular events have been canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, and the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is no exception.

However, organizers have found a way to get the beautiful flowers to people who want to see them. They’ve started a program in which they sell pots of tulips for $15 — and now they’ve launched an initiative to get the pots to seniors.

Lexie Criscola and Emily Iverson joined AM Extra Monday to talk more about the process.

And because the program for seniors has garnered such a large response, the two also launched an additional program to benefit front line workers called Front Line Flowers. With this initiative, you have the opportunity to sponsor a bouquet to go to an anonymous front line employee!

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