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Petunias perk up downtown Charlevoix


H

undreds of volunteers planted thousands of flowers along
US-31 in Charlevoix just in time for summer.


E

ach year

,

the whole c

ommunity

comes together for
Operation Petunia.


Thursday,

60

,000

pink, red, and purple petunias were placed along five miles of highway going right through the city.


W

ithin an hour

,

nearly 800 volunteers finished planting all of the flowers

.


"O

h it just adds so much character

,

charisma

,

and charm to the community it really does

," Charlevoix Resident Karen Moon explained.



"W

henever we travel

,

we say were from
Charlevoix and they say oh that's the petunia town and we say yup that's it."


O

peration
Petunia is funded strictly through private donations.


To make this project a reality,

organizers
from Keep Charlevoix Beautiful collect $30,000 each year.

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