Why the Zinnia?

Zinnias for Zion was sparked by “Lilacs in Lombard”. Upon returning from a Zion Park District Senior Trip in 1999, bus driver Cheri Neal began researching flowers that the Zion community could embrace and showcase. She found that the Zinnia comes in every size from tiny to huge, and in a wide variety of colors, a perfect a symbol to represent Zion’s unique diversity. Additionally, Zinnias represent Joy! What better to plant in a community than Joy?