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Petal It Forward 2018: News Coverage

Petal It Forward

On October 24, 2018, florists nationwide will randomly surprise people on the street with flowers in more than 400 cities in all 50 states, plus D.C. Lucky recipients will receive two bouquets — one to keep, and one to share with a friend, family member, co-worker, or even a complete stranger. There will be a lot of smiles going around as the country experiences flower power. This nationwide event is making headlines.

NATIONAL

ILLINOIS

Dupage County

Daily Herald: Volunteers deliver flowers, smiles to patients at Downers Grove hospital

Godfrey

AdVantage: Granite City set to blossom

Granite City

The Telegraph: Thousands of petals set to brighten Granite City in Petal it Forward

Pekin

Pekin Daily Times: Pekin florist to give away bouquets as part of positive nationwide event

Washington Times-Reporter: Pekin florist to give away bouquets as part of positive nationwide event

Princeton

Bureau County Republican: Florist to hand out bouquets Oct. 24 for ‘Petal It Forward’: Flowers by Julia will participate Wednesday in nationwide program

INDIANA

Greensburg

The Daily News: ‘Petal It Forward’ Flowers set to brighten Tree City Oct. 24

IOWA

Des Moines

ABC5: Petal It Forward with Plaza Florists & Gifts

Waterloo

The Courier: Local florist plans to ‘Petal It Forward’ with 500 random bouquets

MICHIGAN

Grand Rapids

Fox17 West Michigan: Petal it Forward: Flowers to be passed out to random people

Holland

Holland Sentinel: Eastern Floral, community partners ‘petal it forward’ in West Michigan

Marquette

ABC10Up: Sharing happiness through “Petal It Forward”

Ottawa County

WHTC: Free Flowers From Be Nice.

MINNESOTA

Austin

Austin Daily Herald: Spreading the power of the petal

Mankato

KEYC: Florists ‘Petal It Forward’ Sharing Flowers and Spreading Kindness

Maple Grove

KSTP: Florists Try to Spread Joy With Free Flowers

NEBRASKA

North Platte

North Platte Telegraph: Smiles bloom on ‘Petal It Forward’ day

New Hampshire

Nashua

WMUR9: Nashua florist brings smiles to faces with ‘Petal It Forward’

The Telegraph: Fortin Gage, mayor make special deliveries

NEW JERSEY

Chester

Observer-Tribune: Florist to give out free bouquets on Wednesday

Wall

TAPinto.net: Wildflowers Florist to ‘Petal It Forward’ with Two Bouquets for Everyone on October 24

NEW YORK

Cairo

HudsonValley360: Flower shop ‘petals’ for a good cause

Jamestown

The Post-Journal: ‘Petal It Forward’ To Be Recognized Today: Girton’s Flowers will be handing out hundreds of flowers to commuters today.

Larchmont, Mamaroneck

The Loop: It’s Petal it Forward Day in Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Rye

Queensbury

Olean Times Herald: Binley Florist ‘Petals It Forward’ as random act of kindness

NORTH DAKOTA

Jamestown

NorthDakota.com: Jamestown Florist Joins Nationwide Petal It Forward Event

Minot

KXMC/KXMD: Local Resident Participates In Petal It Forward

OHIO

Kent

Record-Courier: ‘Petal It Forward’ on Wednesday

Zanesville

WHIZ: National Petal It Forward

OREGON

Coos County

KVAL: Florist in Coos County picked to participate in Petal it Forward event

Eugene

KEZI: Eugene Flower Shop ‘Petals It Forward’

Portland

FMNEWS101 KXL: Free Flowers! Petal It Forward

The Oregonian/OregonLive: Give, get free flowers today to ‘Petal It Forward’

PENNSYLVANIA

Easton

Lehigh Valley Live: Easton area florist giving away flowers on Petal It Forward Day

West Chester

Daily Local News: Flowers by Jena to distribute bouquets to make people smile in Downingtown

RHODE ISLAND

Uxbridge

The Call: Peddling Petals: Uxbridge florist looks to channel flower power during her #PetalItForward efforts

SOUTH DAKOTA

Sioux Falls

KSFY: Florists spread random acts of kindness with ‘Petal It Forward’

Tennessee

Cleveland

WRBCTV: “Petal It Forward”: Cleveland florist spreads smiles with free flower bouquets

TEXAS

Houston

Chron: Flowers of Kingwood spread happiness with ‘Petal it Forward’ movement

Longview

Longview News-Journal: Casa Flora gives flowers away during ‘Petal It Forward’

VIRGINIA

Arlington

Washington Business Journal: Florists Nationwide ‘Petal It Forward,’ Spreading Random Acts of Kindness: Hundreds of Florists Spread Smiles and Stress Relief, Two Bouquets at a Time

WASHINGTON

Longview

The Daily News: Florists hand out free flowers, encourage others to ‘Petal It Forward’

Woodland

The Columbian: Petal It Forward blooms in Woodland

WISCONSIN

Madison

NBC15: ‘Petal It Forward’ Day: Promoting random acts of kindness

Milwaukee

TMJ4: Consider the Lilies, hundreds of other flower shop will offer free bouquets


Petal It Forward 2017: News Coverage

On October 11, 2017, floral industry members in 467 cities in 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and Canada led 573 local Petal It Forward events. They randomly surprised people on the street with flowers. Flower recipients received two bouquets — one to keep, and one to share with a friend, family member, co-worker, or even a complete stranger. This nationwide event made headlines from coast to coast.

NATIONAL

David A. Mosley: The Power of Flowers + Random Acts of Kindness

Elana Lyn: How Petal It Forward is Spreading Happiness Two Bouquets at a Time.

Melisa Source: #Petalitforward Spreads Happiness By Surprising People With Flowers

Positively Present: The Power of Flowers + Random Acts of Kindness

Quintessence: Petal It Forward

Southern Living: Police Officers in Acworth, Georgia, Surprise Random Strangers with Flowers

ALABAMA

Birmingham, AL

WBRC-BIRM (FOX): Petal It Forward

ARIZONA

Phoenix

News9: Arizona Flower Market Encourages Random Acts of Kindness by Giving Away Free Flower Bunches

Prescott

The Daily Courier and Western News: Petal It Forward in Prescott

CALIFORNIA

Oakland

East Bay Times: Piedmont Avenue florist to hand out bouquets to brighten commuters’ day

Hoodline: Florist Offering Free Bouquets To East Bay Commuters Today

Piedmont

Piedmont Post: Petal It Forward: J. Miller Flowers spreads joy with gift of flowers

Sacramento

AndNowUKnow: Taylor Farms and Sakata Seed America Partner for Petal It Forward Event

San Luis Obispo

KSBY: Petal it Forward: Get free flowers, pass it on

Santa Rosa

Press Democrat: Santa Rosa florist goes ahead with give-a-bouquet, keep-a-bouquet day

CONNECTICUT

Hartford

WFSB3: Video: Florists brighten days with ‘Petal it Forward’

Hartford-New Haven

WTNH-NH (ABC): Petal It Forward

Milford

WTNH: Connecticut florist brings cheer to people with bouquets, encourages them to pay it forward

Rocky Hill

Fox 61: Flower Power in Rocky Hill

Stamford

Stamford Daily Voice: ‘Petal It Forward’ Brings Flower Power To The Streets Of Stamford

Trumbull

NEWS12 Connecticut: Trumbull florists hand out 1,000 bouquets of flowers Wednesday

FLORIDA

Miami

Coconut Grove Grapevine: Petal It Forward with flower bouquets

GEORGIA

Acworth

Fox 5 Atlanta: Acworth Police ‘Petal It Forward’ to the community

ILLINOIS

Crystal Lake

Daily Herald: Thousands of petals set to brighten Crystal Lake Oct. 11

Downers Grove

Downers Grove Patch: Free Flowers Bring Smiles At Downers Grove Metra Station: The Petal It Forward project was sponsored by FTD and Phillip’s Flowers.

DuPage

Daily Herald: DuPage commuters get free bouquets in Petal It Forward campaign

Rockford

23WIFR: Broadway Florist handed out free flowers for Petal It Forward

Spring Valley

News Tribune: Random acts of floral kindness bring flowers to the people

INDIANA

Indianapolis

WISHTV: Make someone happy and ‘Petal It Forward’

Kokomo

Kokomo Tribune: Florist to give away flowers

Muncie

Muncie Journal: “Petal It Forward” With Flowers On October 11th

IOWA

Laurens

Spencer Daily Reporter: Kindness blooms in Laurens

Urbandale

WHOTV: Local Flower Shop is ‘Petaling it Forward’

KENTUCKY

Louisville

Courier-Journal: ‘Petal It Forward’ with free flowers in downtown Louisville Wednesday

LOUISIANA

Scott

KATC 3: Scott florist making people happy with Petal it Forward

MAINE

Waldoboro

Knox Village Soup: Local florist brightens lives during ‘petal it forward’ event

MARYLAND

Annapolis

Annapolis Patch: Free Flower Bouquets Coming To Annapolis During ‘Petal It Forward’

Denton

Caroline Circle: Patti’s Petals Florist Encourages Busy Commuters to ‘Petal It Forward”

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston

Boston Magazine: Roche Bros. Is Giving Away Free Bouquets in Downtown Crossing: Time to “petal it forward” across Boston.

MassLive: Florists hoping to ‘Petal It Forward’ in Massachusetts by giving away free bouquets

Danvers

Danvers Herald: CIRCLING THE SQUARE: Scarecrows, fundraising and ‘Petal-ing’ it Forward across Danvers

Danvers Magazine: Flower power: Danvers florist ‘petals it forward’ with double daisy donations

MICHIGAN

Crystal Falls

Upper Michigans Source: Sunshine Floral spreads sunshine with free flowers

Detroit

Crains Detroit: Blumz to Petal it Forward, branch out to Holly

Grand Rapids

WOODTV: ‘Petal It Forward’ event to be held Wednesday

WZZM13: Petal it Forward on the streets of Grand Rapids and Holland

MINNESOTA

Austin

Austin Daily Herald: Flower shop to ‘Petal It Forward’ on Wednesday

KAAL-TV: 200 Bouquets Bring Hundreds Of Smiles

Duluth

Duluth News Tribune: Petals to brighten Twin Ports

WDIO: ‘Petal it Forward’ Brightens the Days of Hundreds of People in Duluth

KBJR6: Hundreds of flowers used to “petal it forward”

Minneapolis

StarTribune: The power of flowers on display in Maple Grove: Volunteers from Len Busch Roses surprised people for a Petal It Forward event by randomly giving people on the street two bouquets of flowers, one to keep and one to give to a friend.

MISSOURI

Park Hills

Daily Journal Online: Local florist participates in ‘Petal It Forward’

Kansas City

KSHB-KC (NBC): Petal It Forward

NEBRASKA

North Platte

The North Platte Telegraph: Florists ‘petal it forward’

Omaha

KMTV (CBS): Petal It Forward

NEVADA

Las Vegas

Fox5 Vegas: ‘Petaling it Forward’ surprises people with free flowers

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Manchester

WMUR9: Local florists ‘Petal it Forward’ around New Hampshire

NEW YORK

Auburn

Petal it Forward: Auburn florist brightens days downtown with free flowers

Hudson

Hudson Valley360: Saying pay it forward with flowers

Johnstown

The Recorder: JOHNSTOWN RESIDENTS SURPRISED WITH BOUQUETS DURING PETAL IT FORWARD

Lowville

Journal and Republican: Sunnycrest Flowers will ‘Petal It Forward’

Norwich

The Evening Sun: Power of flowers to ‘Petal it Forward’

The Evening Sun: Pires Flower Basket has success with first Petal It Forward event

Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Today: City Florist Ready for ‘Petal It Forward’ Wednesday

Schenectady

WRGB: Local store spreading happiness with “Petal it Forward”

NORTH CAROLINA

Wilson

Wilson Times: Flower philanthropy: Surprise bouquets delight with message of goodwill

NORTH DAKOTA

Jamestown

Jamestown Sun: Business to hand out flowers

OHIO

Bowling Green

Sentinel-Tribune: Klotz, US florist society prepares to ‘Petal It Forward’ in BG on Wednesday

WTOL: Local florist passes out bouquets to “Petal it Forward”

Kent

Record-Courier: Smithers-Oasis to ‘Petal it Forward’ on Tuesday

OKLAHOMA

Lawton

ABC7 NEWS: Local florist surprises people with free flowers for Petal It Forward campaign

Oklahoma City

KOCO-OKC (ABC): Petal It Forward

OREGON

Portland

Oregon Live: Florists will give away flowers today to Petal It Forward

Floral Sunshine: Petal It Forward Gives Back with Flowers

PENNSYLVANIA

Erie

Erie TV News: Erie Floral Shop Hopes to ‘Petal It Forward’

Pittsburgh

The Tribune-Review: Hempfield florist hands out free bouquets to strangers — one to keep, one to give

Yardley

Bucks County Courier Times: “Florist, area business owners, Yardley police hand out roses Wednesday to ‘Petal It Forward'”

Bucks Local News: FLOWER POWER: Florist partners with borough police to ‘petal’ happiness in downtown Yardley

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston

Moultrie News: Tiger Lily’s ‘Petal It Forward’ helping Charleston blossom

Post and Courier: Health in brief: Free flowers may provide mood boost and more

WCBD-CHS (NBC): Petal It Forward

SOUTH DAKOTA

Custer

KEVN Black Hills Fox: Custer floral shop puts smiles on faces through a random act of kindness

Huron

Huron Plainsman: Walker’s to take part in ‘Petal it Forward’: National Random Act promotion launched by Society of American Florists

TENNESSEE

Ashland City

The Tennessean: Local florist aims to boost moods with ‘Petal it Forward’

Nashville

WKRN: Nashville florists ‘petal’ it forward

TEXAS

Athens

Athens Daily Review: Local florists spread cheer Wednesday throughout Cleburne

Austin

Austin Daily Herald: Petal It Forward leaves people ‘happy and surprised’; Austin florist gives away bouquets

Cleburne

Cleburne Times-Review: Local florists spread cheer Wednesday throughout Cleburne

El Paso

KHEY Country 96.3: TMSG: Petal It Forward Helps Spread Happiness Across Country With Flowers

Elgin

Elgin Courier: Local florist set to ‘Petal It Forward’

Longview

KLTV: Nothing like free flowers to make everything ‘bouquet’

San Antonio

KSAT-SAT (ABC): Petal It Forward

Seguin

Seguin Gazette: Florists look to ‘petal it forward’

UTAH

Salt Lake City

KSL-SLC (NBC): Petal It Forward

VIRGINIA

Tysons

Fairfax News: Petal It Forward on Oct. 11

WASHINGTON

Spokane

KXLY (ABC): Petal It Forward

Woodland

The Reflector: Time to ‘Petal It Forward’: National day of flower-giving has Woodland participant

WISCONSIN

Appleton

Post Crescent:‘Petal it Forward’ aims to spread happiness through flowers

Columbus

Columbus Journal: Columbus shop gives gift of flowers

Green Bay

KCWY (NBC): Petal It Forward

WLUK (FOX): Petal It Forward

Rhinelander

WJFW: “Petal It Forward” helps spread flowers and happiness across the country

Sun Prairie

DeForest Times: Sharing petals and positivity: Local flower shop takes part in national campaign

Vancouver

The Columbian: Flowers ‘put some smiles on faces’ Petal It Forward campaign promotes local flower growers through surprise bouquets

Wausau

ABC9-WAOW: Local florists hit the streets to make day brighter

WSAW-TV7: 200 bouquets given away during ‘Petal it Forward’

WSAW-TV7: Over 200 flower bouquets handed out in downtown Wausau

West Bend

GMToday: Sharing a love of flowers: Local florist hopes to help make someone’s day

WYOMING

Casper

KCWY: ’Petal It Forward’ Makes Its Way Through Casper

 

 

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