Like so many other small businesses, Gritt’s Midway Greenhouse is feeling the effects of COVID-19. During the Easter season, we typically supply thousands of tulips, hyacinths, and Easter Lilies to area churches. As you’re probably aware, most – if not all - churches have decided to cancel Easter Worship Services to help prevent the spread of this virus. We fully support them in their decision to take this seriously. But in an effort to move these flowers, we came up with an idea that could help more than just our business.
We had been seeing that senior and assisted care facilities were forced to prohibit any outside visitors, which we understand must be difficult for those staying in the facilities not to see their families. Originally, we contacted two local area senior care facilities. Their locations had a total of 241 seniors. This is where "Send a Smile to a Senior" began. For $6.50, we opened up the opportunity for our community to send a Tulip, Hyacinth, or Easter Lilies to these centers which will be delivered the first week of April.
The goal is to positively impact as many as we can. The outpouring of support has been tremendous. As of Saturday, March 21st, we've had over 2200 flowers sponsored by people from all over the country. We still have thousands more flowers available and as long as the orders keep coming, we'll continue to find seniors in need of a smile.
If you would like to Send a Smile to a Senior, go to our online store HERE. When checking out enter your shipping address but know that the flowers won’t come to you but will be delivered on your behalf to a pre-approved senior facility.
Or to order over the phone call our office to purchase at 304-586-2449. Office hours are from 8AM-5PM Mon.-Sat.
14844 Charleston Road
Red House, WV
(Rt. 62 between Buffalo
The store is currently open...
Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: Noon - 5pm
800 Smith Street
The outdoor vendor booths are currently closed for the season and will re-open in April, however the indoor shops are open.
Mon - Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: 12PM - 5pm
Gritt's Midway Greenhouse
14844 Charleston Rd, Red House, WV 25168
(We are located on Rt 62
between Buffalo and Eleanor)
(304) 586-2449 phone
(304) 586-2548 fax
Always a joy to shop and visit Gritt's! The variety of flowers and plants are amazing! The folks are always friendly!
My favorite vendor at the Capitol Market. Great variety and price, healthy, beautiful plants. Staff are helpful and friendly.
Had a wonderful time at the wreath-making workshop. Instructors were helpful and knowledgeable.