Sunflower fields abloom for annual fundraiser
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.