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Edmond public safety workers appreciated with smiley mugs

Downtown Edmond Business Association members and Madeline’s Flowers presented Edmond police, firefighters and dispatchers with ivy plants in smiley mugs to show their appreciation. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

Downtown Edmond Business Association members and Madeline’s Flowers presented Edmond police, firefighters and dispatchers with ivy plants in smiley mugs to show their appreciation. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

EDMOND — Downtown Edmond Business Association members and Madeline's Flowers presented Edmond police, firefighters and dispatchers with ivy plants in smiley mugs this week to show appreciation for their service.

For 17 years, Teleflora, a floral wire service company, has donated the iconic yellow mugs to thousands of participating florists nationwide for their annual "Make Someone Smile" program.

"It is an annual summer event that brings a free bouquet to those in need of a smile," Madeline's Flower shop owner Barbara Bilke said. "Last year, more than 25,000 floral arrangements were delivered in North America."

About 250 bouquets were delivered to the Edmond Public Safety Center.

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<p>Edmond firefighters Tyler Smith and John Walker load up appreciation gifts presented to public service employees. [PHOTO PROVIDED]</p>

Edmond firefighters Tyler Smith and John Walker load up appreciation gifts presented to public service employees. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

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Diana Baldwin

Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the... Read more ›

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