From left to right: Pierce House resident Dot Wing, Mt Blue Middle School student, Madeleine Ernest-Rothert, Cascade Brook School student, Margie McCarthy, and Pierce House resident Marie Lucarelli. Area students will deliver donated bouquets to each of the nursing homes in Greater Franklin County on Friday, May 6. Submitted photo

FARMINGTON — The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area is once again excited to help the community appreciate our mothers and other loved ones this Mother’s Day with the help of generous sponsors and Corporate Champion Circle members, Western Maine Financial Services and Wiles Remembrance Centers! Here is a quick and easy way to make sure you’re ready for this Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8th) and your purchase helps your community as well.  Now through May 2, you can purchase a spring bouquet for your mother, grandmother or special someone for only $20. All proceeds go right back into our community through programs like the Hope Fund, programs or partners addressing youth mental health, transportation and more. The bouquets will be ready for pick up after 1 p.m. on May 6. In past years, over 200 bouquets were ordered for this event and there is always room for more people to get in on the fun. Organizations who order five or more dozen bouquets have the luxury of having a United Way staff or volunteer deliver them directly to the business!

Just like in previous years, there is also the option to purchase an extra bouquet (or more) to donate to area nursing homes. United Way key-volunteer Morgan Leso is spear-heading an initiative to ensure that moms in our community who reside in local nursing homes are remembered and cherished. She is combining this with a focus on getting area youth involved.  Area children will deliver the donated bouquets to the area nursing homes after school on May 6. It is a great win-win-win for everyone and gives our youth an opportunity to learn how great giving back feels and make a visit to our local nursing homes.

For more information about United Way or to place an order, call (207) 778-5048 x5, visit 218 Fairbanks Road in Farmington, visit the website: To be kept updated on this event and others, be sure to follow United Way on Facebook ( and Instagram.

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