Sidney-by-the-Sea Rotary Club members delivered nearly 900 Poinsettia plants this month. (John Treleavan/Submitted photo)

Sidney-by-the-Sea Rotary Club members delivered nearly 900 Poinsettia plants this month. (John Treleavan/Submitted photo)

Sidney Rotarians deliver nearly 900 Poinsettia plants

Annual Rotary fundraiser benefits variety of local organizations

Members of the Sidney-by-the-Sea Rotary Club collected 897 poinsettia plants and delivered them to local businesses, organizations and individuals as part of the their annual fundraiser.

Club spokesperson John Treleavan said volunteers — some 830 of them — picked up the red and green plants associated with the Christmas season — and scattered in all directions to make their deliveries by noon on Nov. 23.

“Our poinsettia sale is an annual feature in our fundraising program, which ultimately benefits a variety of local organizations and, through the Rotary Foundation and partner club, international programs.”

The plants arrived at 6:30 a.m. and had been delivered to their recipients by lunchtime that day.