Saturday, June 04, 2011

Rotary Rose Sale

Thanks to the Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce for forwarding this along:

Nazareth Rotary Club Honors the “Barony of the Rose”

Nazareth Rotary Club celebrates community history with its annual rose sale on Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11, in the greater Nazareth Area.  Rotarians and members of the Nazareth Area Intermediate and High School Interact Clubs will be at locations throughout the Nazareth area selling commemorative roses in honor of the historic “payment day.” 

Originally, Nazareth was a tract of 5,000 acres owned by William Penn’s family.  The feudal tax on this land was one red rose, payable on June 24.  This tradition led to Nazareth’s Colonial name of “The Barony of the Rose.”

The historic rose presentation will be re-enacted at noon on Saturday, June 11, at the Whitefield House in Nazareth, located at 214 E. Center St., as part of the annual Arts & Crafts Festival.

The long-stemmed roses sell for $3.50 each and will be available at Center Square in Nazareth and other locations around the area. Sale times are Friday, June 10 from 3-6 pm. and Saturday, June 11 from 8:00 am. - 1:00 pm.  Proceeds from the sale will benefit Nazareth community projects.  Roses are being provided by Nazareth Floral Designs. 


Posted via email from Ross Nunamaker

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