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Thousands Of Sunflowers Donated For Chelsea King's Memorial Service

Poway High School's football stadium will be filled with 8,000 sunflowers for Chelsea King's memorial service. The service begins at 2 p.m. on March 13, 2010.
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Poway High School's football stadium will be filled with 8,000 sunflowers for Chelsea King's memorial service. The service begins at 2 p.m. on March 13, 2010.

Poway High School's football stadium will be awash in yellow and blue Saturday as the community gathers to remember Chelsea King.

8,000 sunflowers will help add a splash of color to the remembrance. King disappeared while jogging at Rancho Bernardo Community park more than two weeks ago. A registered sex offender is in custody and charged with her murder.

Florist Carma White says she hopes the flowers help lift the community's spirit.

"What flowers bring is emotion to an event, regardless if that's a funeral, wedding, birthday, get well," she says. "Flowers bring an emotion and when you look at that emotion you see what people are trying to do. They're trying to show their love and their sympathy and their support for whatever situation is going on."

White says she and two other florist donated the flowers and their time. The service begins at 2 p.m. and is expected to last a couple of hours.

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