Indianola Floral Design joined a nationwide effort last week by spreading love through the gift of flowers throughout town. As part of the Society of American Florists’ Petal It Forward campaign, Indianola Floral Design handed out bouquets of flowers to surprised and unsuspecting passersby and businesses. IFD branded their giveaway Spread the Flower Love. Debbie Allen, owner at IFD, said she wanted to be part of the “mood-boosting effort and make a difference in the community and provide a much needed moment of calm amidst the hectic pace of life.” Two bouquets were given to each recipient so that they could spread the love forward, Allen said. “We see the positive impact day-in and day-out when we make our flower deliveries,” said IFD’s Tashe Gardner. “People love flowers ‘just because’ so we wanted to create random smiles today and give people a chance to do the same for someone else.” Gardner is pictured delivering flowers to South Sunflower County Hospital’s physical therapy unit.