Chet Notes

Petal it Forward with Chester’s

October 5, 2015

It’s shaping up to be a busy week here at Chester’s! Our Petal it Forward event will be this Wednesday, October 7th. If you haven’t heard about it, here’s what will be happening: Our team will be traveling throughout the greater Utica area to surprise people at random with bouquets of flowers. Each person will receive two bouquets – one to keep and one to give away or “petal it forward.”

Our suppliers have donated thousands of flowers to our cause, and we will be assembling them into bouquets early in the week.


This nationwide event, created by the Society of American Florists, intends to spread happiness with flowers. Recent studies by Rutgers University, Harvard University and SAF have proved that flowers improve mood and emotional well-being.


Want to keep up to date on the big day and our preparation? Join our event page or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We will be using #petalitforward and we invite you to too if you are a lucky flower recipient!


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  • Reply Beverly Castello October 7, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    What a pleasant surprise my daughter was given two bouquet of flowers one for herself and one to petal forward and she told the lady omg pink and this is Breast Cancer month I will give this to my mother who has Breast Cancer and the lady started to cry,,, My daughter brought the Roses to me and it sure made my Day ,, Thank you Chester Florist ,,,

  • Reply Lorraine October 7, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Thank you so much. I enjoyed the beautiful flowers and enjoyed sharing forward to a wonderful friend even more.Great idea! It was a wonderful day!!!!

  • Reply Darlene and Anthony DeSiato October 7, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    We were the lucky recipients of two of your petalitforward bouquets foday while enjoying breakfast at the Tramontane Cafe. Shared one bouquet with a neighbor who has been going through some extended medical treatments; I am recovering from recent surgery myself. It really was a beautiful, unexpected, and happy experience. Thank you all so much! D & A

    • Reply chestersflowers October 16, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      We’re glad we brightened your day!! It’s so nice to hear the stories about where our flowers traveled to!

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