Flowers bring sunshine to many lives


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Provided photo Grown at the Miami County YMCA Alexander/Davis Childcare Center, these sunflowers helped teach the children about the life cycle of plants. They also serve as a tribute to the late Carol Carity, mother of Amy Carity, a teacher at the center. Sunflowers were Carol’s favorite flower.


Provided photo Winslow Magoteaux and Audrey Adams admire the sunflowers they helped grow at the Miami County YMCA Alexander/Davis Childcare Center.


Provided photo Laney Petry, granddaughter of the late Carol Carity, poses in front of sunflowers grown in Carity’s memory at the Miami County YMCA Alexander/Davis Child Care Center.


PIQUA — The children and the staff at the Miami County YMCA Alexander/Davis Childcare Center recently grew sunflowers from seeds, then transplanted the plants to the grounds around the center. This was an opportunity to teach the children about the life cycle of plants and what they need to grow.

The flowers also were grown in memory teacher Amy Carity’s late mother, Carol who fought a courageous battle with cancer and passed away this spring. Sunflowers were Carol’s favorite flower.

When one person’s love of nature is shared with others, it can bring joy to all ages. Carol Carity planted sunflowers in her yard, at the family business, and in other’s yards as a wonderful surprise. If you have noticed an array of sunflowers in Piqua this summer, these flowers have been planted and grown in her memory. The sunflower seeds were given to family and friends who attended Carol’s service.

The children were very excited to watch these beautiful wonders reaching for the sun. The sunflowers have brought much joy and smiles to the center’s staff, families, and people passing by.

Provided photo Grown at the Miami County YMCA Alexander/Davis Childcare Center, these sunflowers helped teach the children about the life cycle of plants. They also serve as a tribute to the late Carol Carity, mother of Amy Carity, a teacher at the center. Sunflowers were Carol’s favorite flower.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/09/web1_IMG_4207.jpgProvided photo Grown at the Miami County YMCA Alexander/Davis Childcare Center, these sunflowers helped teach the children about the life cycle of plants. They also serve as a tribute to the late Carol Carity, mother of Amy Carity, a teacher at the center. Sunflowers were Carol’s favorite flower.

Provided photo Winslow Magoteaux and Audrey Adams admire the sunflowers they helped grow at the Miami County YMCA Alexander/Davis Childcare Center.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/09/web1_IMG_4232.jpgProvided photo Winslow Magoteaux and Audrey Adams admire the sunflowers they helped grow at the Miami County YMCA Alexander/Davis Childcare Center.

Provided photo Laney Petry, granddaughter of the late Carol Carity, poses in front of sunflowers grown in Carity’s memory at the Miami County YMCA Alexander/Davis Child Care Center.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/09/web1_IMG_4219.jpgProvided photo Laney Petry, granddaughter of the late Carol Carity, poses in front of sunflowers grown in Carity’s memory at the Miami County YMCA Alexander/Davis Child Care Center.

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