WILTON, Conn. Need some fresh fruit in the dead winter - even a relatively mild winter? The Kiwanis Club of Wilton is now accepting orders for its 19th annual citrus fundraiser.
Wilton residents and businesses each year look forward to this traditional Kiwanis Club event because of the opportunity to purchase fresh fruit during the peak of the season, take advantage of the tremendous value pricing, and be a part of Kiwanis proud history of translating proceeds into community service, said Kiwanis President Steve Reedy.
All money earned through the fundraiser is donated to local nonprofits. This years packages include:
- Pink grapefruit, $23 for 2/5 bushel (about 18 pieces), and $40 for 4/5 bushel
- Valencia oranges, $23 for 2/5 bushel (about 40 pieces), and $40 for 4/5 bushel
- Honey tangerines, $23 for 2/5 bushel (about 40 pieces)
- Combination boxes of grapefruit with either oranges or tangerines, each at $25 for 2/5 bushel (about 29 pieces)
Orders must be received by Feb. 27 and can be placed online at www.wiltonkiwanis.org. Order forms containing all pertinent information can be printed and mailed. Checks should be made payable to Wilton Kiwanis Foundation. Order forms also will be available at The Wilton Bank, Peoples United Banks, the Wilton Family Y, the Wilton Library and Stop & Shop in Wilton Center.
Fruit can be picked up at ECS Transportation, opposite Wilton High School, on March 9, from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; March 10 from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; or March 11, from noon to 5 p.m. Orders of six or more cases can be delivered if requested.
Last year's sale resulted in over $18,000 in donated funds. Past recipients include the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Ambler Farm, Wilton Family Y, TRACKSIDE Teen Center, Wilton Library, Nursing & Home Care, AmeriCares, Wilton Youth Council, Wilton High School Key Club, Domestic Violence Crisis Center and the Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center, among others. Kiwanis will also be providing approximately 100 additional cases of fruit directly to local food pantries and shelters. Cash contributions are accepted and can be earmarked for donating fruit.
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