When we asked who mothers you and who you would like to celebrate, 82 generous donors contributed over $15,000 to honor the women in their lives. For each honoree, we will plant a daffodil in September in a local park to bloom each spring.
For our 2017 daffodil display, we will be planting in Montour Falls, in Schuyler County. Montour is derived from Queen Catherine Montour, a prominent Native American woman of Seneca Indian heritage who lived at the village site in the 18th century. Her father was a Mohawk Chief and her mother the daughter of an Oneida Chief. We found its historical significance of particular interest as we look to expand our daffodil recognition to reach additional parks in our service area.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with the planting in the Fall. If you’d like to join us for this event in September, send us an email. We’ll have more than 200 bulbs to plant this year!