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Flowers for educators continues Aug. 14 at Penn Square

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City is partnering with Curbside Chronicle and Penn Square Mall to provide fresh flowers to educators in August.

“We want to thank our education community for helping our children bloom,” said Dar Yasseri, vice president of student experience at OSU-OKC.

Curbside Flowers staff will pass out floral arrangements to teachers and others who show an education ID from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 14 while supplies last. Jill Merritt, director of marketing and business development at Penn Square, said the appreciation event will take place on the lower level at center court.

This follows a successful event on Aug. 7 where flowers were given to educators. 

“We will have 250 bouquets to give away to thank educators who might be out shopping,” said Ranya Forgotson, director of The Curbside Chronicle at the Homeless Alliance.

Curbside Flowers provides education, employment and training to people transitioning out of homelessness in Oklahoma City. Every bouquet is hand-assembled by someone in the job skills program, Forgotson said.

Each florist has completed a floral certification program courtesy of OSU-OKC, she said.