AUBURNDALE, WI (OnFocus) – The Auburndale School Forest is once again full of color as over 90,000 sunflowers and 1,000 hybrid flowers are blooming.
The three-acre patch of sunflowers were planted on June 4th and are just now getting into bloom and the colors will be vibrant for about two weeks.
Auburndale FFA Adviser Mark Cournoyer said the sunflowers are a beautiful sight but the patch is much more than just a visual attraction.
The patch is fitted with a donation box near the entrance where spectators would enter. All donations will go to the Toys for Tots program to help kids who may not be as fortunate as others still get something for Christmas.
Last year, the donations received from the sunflower spectators totaled over $3,000 according to Cournoyer.
The patch is open daily and the best time to view the sunflowers is traditionally on a sunny day in the early to late morning.
New this year is a bridge that is located right in the middle of the patch which places viewers at eye-level with the sunflowers. Also there is a trail located all the way around the patch so if you don’t want to go through the patch, you can spectate it from the outside.
The sunflower patch is located at the Auburndale School Forest at:
Auburndale School Forest
10704 Park Ave
Auburndale, WI 54412
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