PERRY — Reilly Wolfanger and her Perry cheerleading teammates love to spread some sunshine.
And that’s exactly what they did Wednesday afternoon when Wolfanger and her sister Harley, along with several members of her cheer squad, filled and donated several mason jars full of sunflowers and delivered them to the East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw.
Wolfanger, a junior at Perry, and Harley, who will be a freshman this fall each own Silver Lake Sunnies, a local business attached to their grandfather’s farm on West Lake Road in Perry.
On Wednesday, Reilly and Harley, along with Perry coaches Sandy Graham and Cheryl Hayes, and cheerleaders Taryn True and Ashley Safford, who both recently graduated, senior Trinity Parker and junior Yanni Daniels were all a part of picking sunflowers and delivering them to the East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw.
“My ultimate goal with my business is to bring happiness to people through my sunflowers,” Reilly said. “I believe that the Perry cheer team and Silver Lake Sunnies was able to do just that.”
Reilly understands how tough this pandemic has been on everyone.
“We are all very cognisant of what has been going on during this pandemic and we feel it is important to brighten up peoples’ days,” Reilly said. “It has to be very difficult for so many without being able to see their loved ones. This was our way of showing them how much we care.”
In 2019, Silver Lake Sunnies started growing sunflowers on the shores of Silver Lake in an effort to live life by the motto “If you can’t find the sunshine, be your own sunshine.”
Reilly says their goal is to bring happiness and joy to all of their customers with a little bit of SUNNY LOVE!