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Deck the halls and help adults with intellectual disabilities

Aren’t these flowers gorgeous? It’s time for the Rappahannock Adult Activities’ annual poinsettia sale, and they have a new variety available this year.

Here are the details:

Proceeds from the sale of poinsettias support day programs for adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. RAAI is a program of Rappahannock Area Community Services Board.

A new 6-inch “Jingle Bell” poinsettia (red and white speckled) is available this year. Six-inch poinsettias are also available in red, white, pink, and a pink-white combination for $10 each. Four-inch red poinsettias are available for $5 each. Handmade bows are available in red, white, and pink at $0.75 each. Orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

According to Horticulture Specialist Melessa Suder, “Purchasing poinsettias from Rappahannock Adult Activities helps to supports adults with an intellectual disability. These individuals take great pride in their work and look forward to the opportunity be more involved in the community as they deliver the beautiful poinsettias.”

The poinsettias will be available beginning Tuesday, Dec. 3. Participants in RAAI’s day support program can make arrangements for weekday delivery of orders of five or more poinsettias. Orders of less than five poinsettias are available for pick-up between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 750 Kings Highway, Fredericksburg. The last day for delivery is Friday, Dec. 20.

Rappahannock Adult Activities, Inc. is a community-based developmental day program that promotes dignity, independence, individualization, inclusion, and productivity of people with intellectual disability in their home communities.

For additional information and an order form, visit www.racsb.state.va.us. Or, call RAAI at 540/373-7643 to place an order over the phone.

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