The 14th Annual Sunflowers for Wishes will take place this year July 22-30.  

Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Connecticut
126 Monroe Turnpike
Trumbull, CT 06611
877-203-WISH, 203-261-9044
203-268-2168 fax
http://www.ct.wish.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shayna Grassi
June 20, 2017 203-880-6964
sgrassi@ct.wish.org
14TH ANNUAL SUNFLOWERS FOR WISHES TO TAKE PLACE JULY 22-30
Buttonwood Farms to Donate Proceeds to Make-A-Wish® Connecticut
(Trumbull, CT) Buttonwood Farm’s iconic annual event, Sunflowers for Wishes, is returning for its 14th year July 22nd through July 30th. What started in 2003 as a single acre of sunflowers, has now grown to 15 acres and nearly half a million of the towering blooms. Visitors can sample the farm’s homemade ice cream,—including a special “sunflower” flavored variety—purchase bouquets to take home, and enjoy leisurely tractor rides through the fields—with a special stop to feed handfuls of hay to the farm’s friendly cows. Over the years, the Button Family has donated proceeds from the event—totaling more than $1 million—to Make-A-Wish® Connecticut. Local wish kids and their families will be joining in the fun throughout the week to share their stories with visitors. One of those kids will be 15-year old Daniel, whose wish for a room makeover will be granted while he spends the day at the event on Saturday, July 22. Media are invited to take in the breathtaking views, interview wish kids, or even hitch a ride in Daniel’s limo as he heads home after the event for his room makeover reveal. Sunflowers for Wishes is located at Buttonwood Farm, 473 Shetucket Turnpike in Griswold, CT. The event is open to the public from 10AM until dusk, July 22nd through July 30th. For more information on Sunflower for Wishes, please call 860.376.4081 or visit http://www.sunflowersforwishes.com.
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About Make-A-Wish® Connecticut
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Connecticut grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical
conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Wish-come-true experiences can do wonders by providing a much-needed break from lengthy hospital stays and medical treatments. They give back to a child what a serious medical condition can take away—the chance to simply enjoy being a kid. Wish Kids often choose something that will inspire happiness, and allow them to spend precious time with their families. The Connecticut chapter has made over 2,500 wishes come true since its inception in 1986. Learn more about Connecticut wishes at http://www.ct.wish.org, or join Make-A-Wish on Facebook (search Make-A-Wish Connecticut) and follow on Twitter and Instagram (@MakeAWishCT).

I have always wanted to get to this event and finally yesterday I did.  The event runs from July 18 – 26, 2015 this year and Buttonwood Farm is located at 473 Shetucket Turnpike in Griswold, CT.

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The fields stretch forever

Bring your kids or just the kid in you as there are hayrides, and a cow train ride, sunflowers for sale and cows to check out! The hayride and cow train rides run throughout the day and are about 25 minutes long going first through the cow pasture and ends up going through the sunflower field.  All proceeds from the rides go directly to Make-A-Wish! Since 2004 they have been able to raise a total of over $930,000.  This year will push them over the $1 Million mark!

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Happy Trio
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Reaching higher and higher

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Looking up

Sunflowers are available on a first come first serve basis.  Bouquets are $10 for a bouquet of five sunflowers.  Again, all proceeds from the sunflowers as well as T-Shirts and notecards which are for sale all go directly to Make-A-Wish!

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Close up before the birds east the seeds or the cows are let into the fields
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Not yet ready to party
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Just opening

 

Go Enjoy and support this great effort to support Make-A-Wish!

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