UTICA, N.Y. – Chester’s Flower Shop handed out free flowers and Easter plants via drive-thru on Thursday – just to make people smile during this tough time.
Chester’s gave away nearly 300 flowers in just about an hour.
Laurie Waszkiewicz Griffiths says the shop was looking for ways to use the flowers instead of having to toss them in the garbage.
“We did the best we could, we are trying to get these plants into people's homes to enjoy them instead of go to waste and go into our dumpster,” said Griffiths. “And being closed the last two weeks, we weren't really happy to do that, because flower's make people feel better.”
Chester’s has also sent flowers to St. Elizabeth Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital and local nursing homes over the past few days.