300 handmade poppies to be displayed in Rotary Park
Pictured, Brenda Ward with the nearly 300 handmade poppies donated for the display in Rotary Park. (Jennifer Westendorp, mykemptvillenow.com staff)
Knitters and crocheters came together to create a poppy display in time for Remembrance Day. A total of 300 handmade poppies, pinned onto netting, will cascade from the clock in Rotary Park.
The display is going up early Monday morning and will be taken down at the end of the day. People are welcome to drop by and check it out.
Brenda Ward, who runs the Leeds Grenville Fibre Extravaganza, says its a community effort. She noted people can still donate poppies and the goal is to grow the display annually.
Ward says she hopes to hit 5,000 poppies eventually. Poppies can be dropped off at Grahame’s Bakery or mailed to 779 County Road 44 in Kemptville.
The link for the pattern can be found here.
Willow & Rose donated a sign to go with the display, which will feature the poem In Flanders Fields.
Rotary Park is located in downtown Kemptville, at the intersection of Prescott and Clothier.