Rotary Club Begins Rose Sale

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio- The Zanesville Rotary Club began selling roses today for their 47th John Imlay Rose Sale. 

John Imlay was a member of the Rotary Club and owned Imlay’s Florist. He started this fundraiser in 1974 and since then, it has been very successful.

“Since 1974, we have sold more than 1 million dollars profit. All of it has went back to this community, so it’s a great legacy that the rotary has done for this community,” said Rose Sale Committee Chair Rusty Montgomery.

The money goes towards community events, organizations, and many other projects.

“A lot of it goes to the Christmas party for the kids, we have a Christmas party every year for the kids from the Elementary Schools, some of it goes to the beautification you see downtown, the potted plants. There are a lot of different things that it goes to,” said Rose Sale Committee Chair Krysta Berkfield.

The roses come in a variety of colors. Roses are $21 per dozen and if you wish to purchase any, you can contact a Rotarian. The sale ends April 21st.

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