For months, Westport teenagers have been looking forward to tonight’s Counties: the junior girls-ask-guys formal dance.
It was postponed yesterday, when the weather forecast for today was grim.
But word came after all the flowers had been ordered, and corsages and boutonnieres paid for.
Westport mom Jennifer Jackson called the Flower Basket. To her amazement, owner Charles Case said he’d honor all flower orders for the postponed date: Saturday, February 7.
He wouldn’t charge anyone for the “do-over” — even though he’d already spent money on inventory, and had all the flowers ready to be picked up this morning.
Jennifer doesn’t want him to have to make that sacrifice. But she was impressed and touched by his gesture.
Her son will be thrilled too. She’s using the dance as a learning experience, to teach him to buy and pay for flowers himself.
Thanks, Jennifer, for passing along this “good neighbor story.” Thanks too to the Flower Basket, for going waaay above and beyond for Westport’s youth.