Wednesday, August 24, 2016
|Bouquets at the streetside table|
for a donation to the Senior Center
He is still placing multi-colored bouquets at his streetside table at 11th NE and NE 158th in return for a donation to the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Center. He will continue as long as his dahlias are blooming. (see previous article)
Now there is another place to pick up a bouquet. The Ridgecrest Public House, 520 NE 165th St in the small business district for the Ridgecrest Neighborhood, is now displaying John's blooms.
"The place looks like a wedding," laughed owner Megan Kogut.
|The Ridgecrest Public House - before dahlias|
Megan Kogut and Jared Swalwell are taking ten bouquets a week for the pub and donating to the Senior Center fund. If customers want to donate, they can take home a bouquet.
John is elated. "Combining the stand and the Ridgecrest Pub we've collected about $350 for the Senior Center in the first two weeks!!"
John would be happy to supply another nearby business - perhaps in North City.