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Mum’s the word: Flower fundraiser benefits EMS

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Paige Fallen, owner of Paige’s Produce, with mums for sale. / September 17, 2020

For several years, Paige’s Produce has been a go-to source of mums for Halifax County schools to sell for their fall fundraisers. With school buildings now shuttered and students learning at home, the South Boston vegetable and flower operation is going forward its own fundraiser — with proceeds from the sale of the colorful flowering plants donated to local emergency services and other groups.

”This is something we’ve wanted to do and this is our first year we are doing our own fundraiser,” said Kaitlyn Fallen, office manager at Paige’s Produce. In past year, the business has donated chrysanthemums to schools for their fundraisers. Despite the pause for in-person classroom learning, Paige’s Produce will continue to make mums available for school fundraisers.

With its fundraiser, Paige’s Produce is offering mums for sale in two sizes. A nine-inch single color pot sells for $6 with $1 donated to one of a number of local organizations, with input from the buyer. The single color pots will be available in red, orange, yellow, white, purple, and bronze.

Twelve-inch tricolor pots sell for $15 with $3 being donated back to local causes. The tri-color mums are dark pink-gold-orange.

“This sale begins now, the mums are blooming,” said Fallen.

When you purchase your mum, you get to choose which organization you would like to support. Donations will be sent to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, South Boston Police Department, Halifax County Rescue Squad, any local fire department, The Passage Place, or the Halifax Dog Squad.

Paige’s Produce has been in operation for three years. In addition to mums, they also sell tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, squash, okra, and peppers.

Paige’s Produce is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. They are located at 2060 Wolf Trap Road in South Boston. Their mums can also be purchased at the South Boston Farmer’s Market as well on most Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. They can be reached by phone call or text at 434-470-1611. Also, find them on Facebook at Robert’s Lawn Care/Paige’s Produce.

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