Poinsettias

Getting ready to deliver poinsettias last year are, from left: Cyndy Miller, St. Helens; Kathy King, St. Helens; Judy Valpiani, Columbia City; Janet Sukau, St. Helens; and Jean Kirsch, St. Helens.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, St. Helens Chapter is taking orders for lush, locally grown poinsettias now through Oct. 28. P.E.O. members will deliver the plants to local residents and businesses on Dec. 3.

The poinsettias come in red, white, marble and pink. Six-inch pots are $15 and large 8- inch pots are $30. Area residents may remember seeing some of the 728 P.E.O. poinsettias sold last year.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is an international non-profit group dedicated to providing scholarships, grants and loans to graduating seniors and older women seeking to further their careers through higher education or vocational training. All proceeds from the sale go toward the scholarship fund.

This year, $4,650 in local awards were given to three Columbia County graduating high school senior girls. In addition, a total of $2,600 from the P.E.O Oregon State Chapter and the P.E.O. International Chapter was awarded to two local women attending college.

For more information or to place an order contact Dee Loyd, 503-397-6703, or Cyndy Miller, 503-438-0654.

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