Any U.S. veteran who stops by a Connells Maple Lee store on Nov. 11 will receive a free red, white and blue bouquet.
“No one is more deserving of a national day of honor than the men and women who have served and sacrificed to protect our freedom,” said Greg Royer, president and CEO of the family-owned florist.
“It’s our privilege to offer this gesture of thanks on Veterans Day.”
The offer is available in person at all Connells Maple Lee stores: 3014 E. Broad St., Bexley, 614-237-8653; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City, 614-539-4000; and 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell, 740-548-4082.
Our annual children’s book drive expands to two weeks in 2016.
Running Oct. 22-Nov. 5, “Bouquets for Books” benefits Bexley Public Library and Delaware County District Library, which have compiled these wish lists:
Bexley Public Library
Delaware County District Library
Any books in these series:
Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Elephant & Piggie by Mo Willems
Fly Guy by Ted Arnold
Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton
Anything by these authors/illustrators:
Bill Martin Jr.
Connells Maple Lee’s annual children’s book drive returns Oct. 22-Nov. 5 to benefit Bexley Public Library and Delaware County District Library.
For each book, donors will receive a free bouquet, up to three per family per visit, while supplies last.
Used books will not be accepted.
For more information, including library wish lists, visit cmlflowers.com/bouquetsforbooks.
Our stores are at 3014 E. Broad St., Bexley; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City; and 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell.
The Connells Maple Lee Kids Club is conjuring a Halloween-themed activity for its Oct. 29 event in all stores.
Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to make a special “Boo” bouquet and will receive a balloon.
They are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, too.
Participants are asked to donate a new children’s book as the price of admission in support of our annual book drive — Bouquets for Books — to benefit Bexley Public Library and Delaware County District Library.
Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is required by calling your nearest store.
Connells Maple Lee has donated $790 to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).
With every sale of our “Power of Pink” arrangement, Connells Maple Lee donates $10 to breast cancer organizations. The arrangement is available year-round.
The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research supports breast cancer research, including genetics, as well as technology needs for research, patient care, medical education and training on breast cancer at the OSUCCC – James.
In the photo above are Andrew Royer, regional manager, Connells Maple Lee, and Erika Beasley, assistant director, community partners program at the OSUCCC-James.
The Connells Maple Lee Kids Club is drinking in the season with its free “Celebration of Summer” event on Aug. 20.
Children ages 5 to 12 will have an opportunity to create an arrangement in a party cup and adorn it with a pinwheel stick-in.
Participants also will receive a free balloon.
Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Registration is required by calling your nearest Connells Maple Lee store.
We hope to see you there!
We’re relocating our Bexley store in August to the Bexley Centre shopping center.
The move to 3014 E. Broad St., next to Block’s Bagels, should be completed in time for an Aug. 1 opening. Connells Maple Lee, which has operated a Bexley store for decades, has been at 2408 E. Main St., Bexley, for the past 10 years.
Andrew Royer, regional manager for family-owned Connells Maple Lee, said the new space comprises 3,000 square feet.
“It’s a smaller space than we’ve had, which is going to make us more efficient,” he said. “Our lease was up on East Main Street, which is why we started looking at our options. We’re excited to be a part of Bexley Centre.”
The store’s phone number will remain 614-237-8653. Its hours of operation will stay the same: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Michelle Butler is store manager in Bexley; Richard Hart is the assistant manager.
Caden Shen, 7, likes dinosaurs, playing soccer, and walking on a nature trail.
“And he likes to draw a lot,” said his mother, Wen.
In fact, he’s now an award-winning artist. His drawing of flowers is the winning entry in the 2016 edition of Connells Maple Lee Kids Club birthday card design contest.
His design will be featured on the electronic card that Connells Maple Lee Kids Club members will receive on their birthdays in the coming year. Caden’s prize is a free flower delivery on his next birthday.
Caden lives in Westerville with his mother and father, Jon Shen. He will be a first-grader at Annehurst Elementary School.
Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s contest.
The kids club is free to ages 5 to 12. With parental permission, children may register for the kids club at any Connells Maple Lee store or online at cmlflowers.com/kidsclub.
Membership benefits include a membership card, Web site activities, an e-mail newsletter, contests and in-store events.
Connells Maple Lee Flowers & Gifts’ annual food drive – Connells Maple Lee Stems Hunger – will take place June 18-July 2 to benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Connells Maple Lee Kids Club will help out with a special event on June 18 for children ages 5 to 12.
They are asked to donate a non-perishable food item as the price of admission and to bring an empty food can in which to make an arrangement for themselves.
Participants also will have an opportunity to enter the kids club’s birthday card design contest and will receive a balloon.
Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Registration is required by calling your nearest Connells Maple Lee store: 2408 E. Main St., Bexley, 614-237-8653; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City, 614-539-4000; and 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell, 740-548-4082.
Connells Maple Lee’s annual food drive returns June 18-July 2, now twice as long as it used to be.
Connells Maple Lee Stems Hunger benefits the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
For each nonperishable food item, donors will receive a free carnation, up to a maximum of six carnations per visit.
Donations may be dropped off during regular business hours.
Our stores are at 2408 E. Main St. (Route 40), Bexley; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City; and 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell.
Meanwhile, to make a monetary contribution online, visit midohiofoodbank.org/ConnellsMapleLee.