Field of Sunflowers Draws the Masses to Elverson

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A stunning field of sunflowers planted by the owner of the Please Wash Me Carwash is drawing crowds of visitors, including this couple who got engaged, to Elverson. Image via Facebook.

A stunning field of sunflowers planted by the owner of the Please Wash Me Carwash is drawing crowds of visitors to Elverson, writes Pete Bannan for the Daily Local News.

Rick Frey got the idea to plant the field seven years ago in an attempt to bring more customers to his self-service car wash. The display has been gaining popularity over the years, and Frey believes that more than 60,000 people have already visited this year in just 11 days.


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Signs along the field encourage people to take photos, but ask visitors not to cut any of them. Instead, families gather to walk among the rows of beautiful plants, which grow as high as six feet. Bees also enjoy the field, and ignore the onlookers as they feast on the bright yellow flowers.

Frey also believes the field works in bringing people together.

“There is no politics, there is no religion, there is no race, there is no nothing,” he said. “I am just a guy who washes cars and makes a little business. This overcame that. This makes me happier than washing a car. A lot happier.”

Read more about the sunflower field in the Daily Local News here.

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