Thousands of golden daffodils will blossom this weekend in Carroll County during the American Cancer Society's annual Daffodil Days fund-raiser.
The shipment of the society's "flower of hope" arrived in Westminster on Wednesday.
"We received 175 cases of daffodils," said county Daffodil Days chairman Fran Conaway, explaining there are 50 bunches in each case with 10 daffodil buds per bunch. "This is the biggest order yet."
Street sales of the soon-to-bloom spring bouquets will be held this weekend at four locations in Carroll County, said Mrs. Conaway, who is chairing the project for the sixth year. A $4 donation buys a bunch of 10 fresh-cut buds.
Volunteers will be selling daffodils from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow at Giant Food in Westminster, the Super Fresh food store in Westminster and the Super Thrift food market in Manchester.
Area Junior Girl Scouts will sell daffodils from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Co-Op Food Store in Westminster. Daffodils ordered by county residents in February will be distributed by volunteers this weekend.
Last year, Daffodil Days raised $25,135 for the Carroll County unit of the American Cancer Society, the biggest profit in the event's 13-year history. A large part of the profits helps provide services to area cancer patients, said Mrs. Conaway.
Many individuals, churches, businesses, organizations and members of the National Honor Society at the county's five high schools help out with the fund-raiser annually, said Mrs. Conaway.
For more information or to order daffodils, call Mrs. Conaway at 875-2252.