A few more days remain before the deadline for North Carolina nonprofits to apply for azaleas from the 2022 WRAL Azalea Celebration. All applications must be postmarked by September 12, 2022, an extension from the original deadline!
The 36th Annual WRAL Azalea Celebration is accepting applications from non-profits for the 2022 plant giveaway. Sponsored by WRAL-TV, MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM, FOX 50, WRAL.com and NC Beautiful, the Azalea Celebration promotes environmental education, beautification and stewardship by awarding azalea plants to non-profits in North Carolina.
Plants will be distributed to the winning organizations on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at the WRAL transmitter site in Auburn, NC.
Each group can receive up to 50 azaleas. Three years from the date they receive the plants, the winning non-profits become eligible for the A.J. Fletcher Award. These awards are given annually to the top three groups that have shown the most innovation and care of the plants that they received.