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Outpouring of support for Bellevue flower shop after graduations canceled

Posted at 5:33 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 20:00:37-04

BELLEVUE, Neb. (KMTV) — A Bellevue flower shop got an outpouring of support because they had a ton of flowers for graduation events.

Purple Orchid Flowers says they spent $10,000 on fresh flowers for their truck for graduation ceremonies that were supposed to take place at Baxter Arena starting this weekend.

On Monday, Omaha Public Schools announced summer activities and 2020 graduations were canceled.

The owner took to Facebook to ask for help selling them to recoup her cost and has been overwhelmed by the response. The post has been shared about 2,000 times.

“Very blessed. My favorite all-time movie even though it’s Christmas [is] It’s a Wonderful Life,” said Rachael Sjn, Owner of Purple Orchid Flowers. “Trying not to be emotional but just at the end of that movie everybody just comes in and chips in and helps him out.”

Sjn says she’s getting the other half of her shipment on Wednesday and will have most of the flowers ready to pick up on Friday. If you’re interested in purchasing or for more information go to: