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Article Published: Dec. 5, 2013 | Modified: Dec. 16, 2013
Seasonal Citrus

The Boone Sunrise Rotary’s annual Fruit Sale enjoyed a record year.

According to Susan Pettyjohn, chairwoman of Sunrise Rotary’s fundraising committee, those who haven’t yet placed an order may still be able to purchase fruit on the final day of the distribution.

Fruit orders will be shipped to Boone for distribution to customers from Dec. 12 to 15. Orders may be picked up at Appalachian State University’s Legends building, located at 190 Hardin St. in Boone, on any of the following days:

• Thursday, Dec. 12, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
• Friday, Dec. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Dec. 15, from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Additional fruit may be available at Legends on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. for anyone who didn’t place an advance order.

Funds raised by the fruit sale will support local projects, such as college scholarships for Watauga High School and Caldwell Community College students, free dictionary distributions to students across Watauga County, support for the Hospitality House of Boone and Alzheimer’s disease research.

Proceeds from the sale also benefit several international projects, including Rotary’s efforts to eliminate polio worldwide and the Shelter Box Program, which provides temporary shelter for victims of natural disasters around the world.

In addition, Rotary’s Tanzanian Aqua Project, which is dedicated to improving the lives of the people of Tanzania by providing safe water collections systems, is supported by funds from the sale.

For more information, call (828) 262-2207.

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