CITRUS FRUIT SALE FOR 2018

 

 

 

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CITRUS FRUIT SALE FOR 2018

11/14/2018


Council: 11257 - PORTLAND

Project Description:

COUNCIL 11257 FOR THE 9TH YEAR IN A ROW RAISED MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR OUR COUNCIL BY SELLING ORANGES, GRAPEFRUITS, AND OTHER CITRUS FRUITS RECEIVED DIRECT FROM FLORIDA INDIAN GROVES IN 10LB, 20LB, CARTONS AND SPECIALTY PACKAGES. ORDERS WERE SOLD AND TAKEN BY 18 KNIGHTS FROM OUR COUNCIL FROM SEPT. THRU OCT. 2018. ORDER WAS THEN PLACED WITH THE GROVES IN FLORIDA MID OCTOBER FOR DELIVERY IN NOVEMBER. THE FRUIT IS DELIVERED BY TRUCK DIRECTLY FROM THE GROVE TO THE WAREHOUSE OF ONE OF OUR KNIGHTS WHO WORKS FOR MILTON CAT. ORDERS ARE RECONCILED TO EACH KNIGHT, PICKED UP AND PERSONALLY DELIVERED TO EACH OF OUR CUSTOMERS BEFORE THANKSGIVING. 90% OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE PARISHIONERS AND REPEAT CUSTOMERS. ALL CUSTOMERS HAVE BEEN VERY SATISFIED WITH THE PRODUCT AND THE COUNCIL RAISED $1350 FOR OUR TREASURY WHICH WILL BE USED TO FUND OUR COATS FOR KIDS PROJECT THIS YEAR. WE ORDER 72 WINTER COATS, 36 BOYS AND 36 GIRLS AND THEY WILL DISTRIBUTED TO THOSE IN NEED FROM OUR PARISH AND THE COMMUNITY IN TIME FOR THE WINTER OF 2018. BROTHER ERIC GRIFFIN PROPOSED THIS EVENT 9 YEARS AGO AND HAS CHAIRED THE PROJECT EVERY CHAIR.




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