Poinsettias fly off the shelves at the 42nd Annual Denmark Lions Club sale


DENMARK, Wis. (WBAY) — The Denmark Lions Club Annual Poinsettia sale marks its 42nd year today.

Many families have made it a holiday tradition to buy the plants at the Natural Beauty Growers green house in Denmark. Over 100,000 poinsettias were on display as families picked their favorite.

“It’s really pretty. It looks like it’s a red and pink and white snow wonderland,” said Amelia Steffes.

Rhonda Perr brought her little girls to buy some plants, and take Christmas photos.

“Traditions – setting traditions are important. Something you can look forward to every year and remember,” Rhonda said.

Shirley Dahlke is president of the Denmark Lions Club. The sale serves as a Lions Club fundraiser, and she says one year saw $14,000 raised. She’s hoping for the same in 2016.

“Everything that we raise here today stays in the community – either for the food pantry, the Christmas food baskets we’re doing, or we send it to the kids in school for the sports,” she said.

Lakin Derricks is one of several Denmark area teenagers who helped during the sale. She says the atmosphere inside the green house was unlike anything she’s seen.

“I was just amazed by how many people buy and like how much like goes out. Our community is actually like really involved into this and I didn’t know that,” Lakin said.

Click here to learn more about the Denmark Lions Club.