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Flower baskets along streets in downtown Jamestown usually feature wave petunias, as shown. John M. Steiner / The Sun

Funds for flowers: Organizations raise money for petunia baskets


Since 2005, baskets of flowers have sprung up in downtown Jamestown as the weather warms, each year spreading a little bit further — down First Avenue and onto 10th Street Southeast.

The flower baskets, each containing wave petunias, will require about $11,000 to purchase and maintain this year, and with about $5,000 raised, the groups partnering together to bring the flowers to Jamestown are looking for more donations.

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Kari Lucin
Kari Lucin joined the Grand Forks Herald as a multimedia producer in August 2014. Previously, she worked for a few years at the Jamestown Sun in Jamestown, N.D., as a staff writer, and prior to that, for about six years as staff writer and later online content coordinator, at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing! or on Twitter at @karilucin.
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