Roses donated for shelter fundraiser

“The Rose Man’s” family has donated fresh roses and other flowers to help animals.

Kevin Ferris, who owned The Rose Man flower shop in Duluth, died when the small plane he was flying crashed in northwestern Minnesota on March 29.

The store’s inventory will be used in an Animal Allies Humane Society fundraiser this weekend.

With the family’s permission, a rose will be given to each visitor to the Animal Allies open house and adopt-a-thon while supplies last. Those who attend also may purchase bunches of flowers while supplies last. Proceeds will go toward the Duluth and Superior shelters.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Duluth location, 4006 Airport Road.