JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Area volunteers joined a local florist in a nationwide flower distribution event Wednesday, October 24th.

Petal It Forward is a campaign created by the Society of American Florists. The premise of the event is passerbys receive two bouquets; one to keep and one to share. They are then asked to post a picture about the exchange on social media with the hashtag #PetalItForward.

Cara Prescott with Don’s House of Flowers was one of 400 florists to take part. She’s also the only florist in North Dakota who participated in the nationwide event.

Prescott says 500 bouquets of flowers were prepared. Volunteers then split up into teams and visited different parts of Jamestown to distribute them.

Warren and JD with i3G Media volunteered to hand out flowers, stopping by different businesses and the Jamestown Regional Medical Center.