Even in a year where everything has been turned upside down, the Wilton Kiwanis Club is bringing back a favorite, familiar tradition to brighten the day of every Wilton resident (and more):  juicy, sweet, fresh citrus–something Wilton can always count on every year.

Today marks the start of the Kiwanis Club’s annual citrus sale. As always, the sale features delicious grapefruit, oranges, and mandarins, as well as the return of See’s chocolates (both milk and dark chocolate bars and assorted dark and milk chocolates).

Pre-ordering runs through Friday, Feb. 26, and pick-up days have been scheduled Friday-Sunday, Feb. 26-28.

This year the pick-up will be held at the Wilton Historical Society (224 Danbury Rd.). Orders can be made on the Wilton Kiwanis Club website or through any member of the Kiwanis club.

All proceeds from the annual fundraising sale event allow Kiwanis to directly support local charities, Visiting Nurse and Hospice, Wilton CERT, Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps and many others.

The Wilton Kiwanis Club is the longest established service organization in Wilton. The Club supports individuals and organizations in need, with an emphasis on children, by raising funds, distributing contributions, and leading community-building service activities to enhance the Town and surrounding areas.

The Wilton Kiwanis Club paid for Wilton’s first ambulance in 1953, purchased the land for the Wilton Y in 1956 and continues this legacy with recent contributions to local agencies and organizations like the Wilton Community Assistance Fund, the Wilton Family YMCA, the “Chess Park” in downtown Wilton, Open Door Shelter, Wilton Youth Council and Trackside Teen Center, among many others.

Disclosure:  GMW editor Heather Borden Herve is a member of the Wilton Kiwanis Club. Neither she nor GMW receives any benefit from sales of citrus resulting from this article.