From left, Jim Van Rens, with wife Evie, Cherri Weeks and husband Curtis, all of Windermere, pray at Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine in Lake Buena Vista on May 7, 2005. Evie and Cherri are best friends who volunteer at the shrine's gift shop. They will be responsible for watering the roses when they volunteer next. The roses are part of the shrine's annual event which displays 10,000 roses at the catholic church's altar in honor of Mother's day. The church received a donation for each single rose from people worldwide who wished to honor their mother. Part of the money raised will benefit a women's charity. The roses will be on display for one to two weeks following mother's day.
AUTUMN CRUZ, ORLANDO SENTINEL