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Fruit for a Cause

Article Published: Oct. 14, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Fruit for a Cause

The Boone Sunrise Rotary Club announced that its annual fruit sale is under way. The club is taking orders for fresh citrus from Indian River Groves now through Nov. 12. The fruit will be picked on Dec. 6 and shipped to Boone for distribution to customers Dec. 9-12.

"We appreciate you ordering fruit from Boone Sunrise Rotary," fundraiser spokesman Ken Cone said. "This is the ninth year that we have held the 'Great Fruit for a Great Cause' fundraiser in support of many local, as well as international, projects."

Those organizations and individuals include:

College scholarships for Watauga High School seniors to attend a college of their choice.

Watauga High School Interact Club, a high school service club that is an extension of Rotary (co-sponsored with Boone Rotary Club).

Sponsoring one or more Watauga High School students to attend the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Conference in Brevard each summer.

Caldwell Community College Dream Scholarship for local area students to attend college.

Providing dictionaries to all Watauga County seventh grade students (a multi-club project with other area service clubs).

Western Youth Network providing life skills training to area middle and high school students.

Rotary Foundation, which supports worthy International projects, including special funding to eliminate polio throughout the world. 

Shelter Boxes, a three room domed-tent with supplies for an entire family sent by Rotary to countries devastated by natural disasters. 

Feed the Hungry Project, locally providing funding and packaging 100,000 meals for the people of Haiti (a multi-club project with other area service clubs).

Project to provide bus to transport school students in Chile (a one-on-one project with an affiliated Rotary Club in Chile).
"We are being joined in the fruit sale again this year by the Interact Club of Watauga High School," Cone said. "Almost 850 cases of fresh fruit were distributed last year and the club expects to exceed that amount this year. Please let us know if you would like to purchase fruit."

For more information, call (828) 773-1373, or contact a Rotarian from the Boone Sunrise club.

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