Hy-Vee customers give roses to Perry nursing home residents, staffs

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Perry Hy-Vee Store Director Matt Rohe, left, presents the first bouquet to Perry Lutheran Home Activity Director Wanitta Ramsey in the generous donation of more than 400 roses by Hy-Vee customers to Perry nursing home residents and staff members Monday.

Shoppers at the Perry Hy-Vee were spreading the love Monday morning as their donated roses were presented to residents and staff at Perry’s nursing homes.

Perry Hy-Vee Store Director Matt Rohe and Community Events Coordinator Larry Vodenik made the first delivery of 400 roses to the Perry Lutheran Home Main Campus Monday. Each rose represented a $1 donation from a Perry-area shopper.

More than 1,000 roses have been pledged so far, Rohe said, and Hy-Vee’s rose donation drive is ongoing. The Rowley Masonic Community and Pearl Valley Rehabilitation will receive their flowers Tuesday, he said.

While it is more blessed to give than to receive, the Perry Hy-Vee was also recently blessed to received a $284.54 donation raised by the First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School in support of Hy-Vee’s Pack the Bus campaign for school supplies for Perry school children.

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