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IIB hosts downtown plant sale

The gray skies and cool temperatures did not do justice to the multi-colored flower spread on sale by Ironton In Bloom Saturday morning, but that did not stop those seeking to brighten up their homes from coming out and seeing what was available.

Judy Sanders, residential and publicity chairwoman for IIB, said the weather rarely cooperates with their annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale, so the public has gotten used to it.

“We look forward to coming out, selling the flowers and making lots of money each year,” Sanders said. “The profits go toward the downtown floral display.”

The plant sale coincides with the display, Sanders said as she pointed to flowers decorating the lampposts along the street.

The event brings customers from throughout Lawrence County. David Saunders and his wife traveled from South Point to see what the selection was this year.

“We come to support the Ironton In Bloom,” Saunders said. “We live in South Point, but my wife works here in Ironton. I got my mother a couple hanging baskets for Mother’s Day and we got a couple things for ourselves.”

Mamaw’s Nursery in Scioto County provided the flowers for the sale. The nursery is also the provider for the hanging baskets displayed throughout the downtown.