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    Wednesday, August 17, 2022

    Sunflower fields abloom for annual fundraiser

    Francesca and Ryan Porter of Enfield take a photo of their daughter Valentina, 4, overlooking one of the fields of sunflowers at Buttonwood Farm during the Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at 473 Shetucket Turnpike in Griswold. The 19th annual fundraiser continues the cut-your-own model started last year, and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with a $2 charge to visit the cutting field and $2 per flower. The fundraiser, brainchild of Buttonwood Farm owners Kim and Duane Button, opened July 23 and runs through July 31. All proceeds from the fundraiser go to Make-A-Wish Foundation, and over $1 million has been raised since the Buttons began the fundraiser. After the blossoms have withered, the farm's dairy cows will feed on the sunflower fields. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    A passing motorist stops to snap a photo of the sunflowers on Route 165 at Buttonwood Farm as part of the annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Griswold. The 19th annual fundraiser continues the cut-your-own model started last year, and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with a $2 charge to visit the cutting field and $2 per flower. The fundraiser, brainchild of Buttonwood Farm owners Kim and Duane Button, opened July 23 and runs through July 31. All proceeds from the fundraiser go to Make-A-Wish Foundation, and over $1 million has been raised since the Buttons began the fundraiser. After the blossoms have withered, the farm's dairy cows will feed on the sunflower fields. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    A bee walks across the face of a sunflower at Buttonwood Farm during the annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Griswold. The 19th annual fundraiser continues the cut-your-own model started last year, and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with a $2 charge to visit the cutting field and $2 per flower. The fundraiser, brainchild of Buttonwood Farm owners Kim and Duane Button, opened July 23 and runs through July 31. All proceeds from the fundraiser go to Make-A-Wish Foundation, and over $1 million has been raised since the Buttons began the fundraiser. After the blossoms have withered, the farm's dairy cows will feed on the sunflower fields. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    A visitor to Buttonwood Farm takes photos of the blooms during the Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Griswold. The 19th annual fundraiser continues the cut-your-own model started last year, and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with a $2 charge to visit the cutting field and $2 per flower. The fundraiser, brainchild of Buttonwood Farm owners Kim and Duane Button, opened July 23 and runs through July 31. All proceeds from the fundraiser go to Make-A-Wish Foundation, and over $1 million has been raised since the Buttons began the fundraiser. After the blossoms have withered, the farm's dairy cows will feed on the sunflower fields. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Visitors to Buttonwood Farm take in the annual display for the Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Griswold. The 19th annual fundraiser continues the cut-your-own model started last year, and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with a $2 charge to visit the cutting field and $2 per flower. The fundraiser, brainchild of Buttonwood Farm owners Kim and Duane Button, opened July 23 and runs through July 31. All proceeds from the fundraiser go to Make-A-Wish Foundation, and over $1 million has been raised since the Buttons began the fundraiser. After the blossoms have withered, the farm's dairy cows will feed on the sunflower fields. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    A field of yellow is visible along Route 165 at Buttonwood Farm for the annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Griswold. The 19th annual fundraiser continues the cut-your-own model started last year, and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with a $2 charge to visit the cutting field and $2 per flower. The fundraiser, brainchild of Buttonwood Farm owners Kim and Duane Button, opened July 23 and runs through July 31. All proceeds from the fundraiser go to Make-A-Wish Foundation, and over $1 million has been raised since the Buttons began the fundraiser. After the blossoms have withered, the farm's dairy cows will feed on the sunflower fields. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Tyler Williams, left, takes a photo of Tybal Slattery and Jordyn Holbrook among the blooms in the cut-your-own field at Buttonwood Farm during the Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Griswold. The 19th annual fundraiser continues the cut-your-own model started last year, and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with a $2 charge to visit the cutting field and $2 per flower. The fundraiser, brainchild of Buttonwood Farm owners Kim and Duane Button, opened July 23 and runs through July 31. All proceeds from the fundraiser go to Make-A-Wish Foundation, and over $1 million has been raised since the Buttons began the fundraiser. After the blossoms have withered, the farm's dairy cows will feed on the sunflower fields. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Alana Cottrell and her son Gabriel, 3, emerge from the cut-your-own field at Buttonwood Farm during the Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Griswold. The 19th annual fundraiser continues the cut-your-own model started last year, and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with a $2 charge to visit the cutting field and $2 per flower. The fundraiser, brainchild of Buttonwood Farm owners Kim and Duane Button, opened July 23 and runs through July 31. All proceeds from the fundraiser go to Make-A-Wish Foundation, and over $1 million has been raised since the Buttons began the fundraiser. After the blossoms have withered, the farm's dairy cows will feed on the sunflower fields. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

    Visitors to Buttonwood Farm took in the annual display for the Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser Wednesday at 473 Shetucket Turnpike in Griswold.

    The 19th annual fundraiser continued the a cut-your-own model started last year, open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with a $2 charge to visit the cutting field and $2 per flower.

    The fundraiser, brainchild of Buttonwood Farm owners Kim and Duane Button, opened July 23 and runs through July 31. All proceeds from the fundraiser go to Make-A-Wish Foundation, and over $1 million has been raised since the Buttons began the fundraiser.

    After the blossoms have withered, the farm's dairy cows will feed on the sunflower fields.

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