For the 23rd year, the Kiwanis Club of Wilton has started taking orders for their annual citrus sale. Sweet oranges, juicy grapefruits and delicious tangerines are available for ordering, all direct from Indian River, Florida.
Each year, the Kiwanis Club hopes to increase the number of cases purchased. In 2015, Wilton Kiwanis sold 1,400 cases, and raised $17,000.
“The Citrus Sale is the club’s largest fundraiser, with the proceeds going to the many charities we support each
year,” says Kiwanis president John Saverese.
Among the Wilton organizations supported by Kiwanis are Relay for Life, Ogden House, Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Wilton Memorial Day Parade, Trackside, Stay at Home Wilton and many more.
The club has set a goal of $20,000 for 2016 and are being helped by the Wilton High School wrestling team as well as the Grace Community Church in New Canaan and the Knights of Columbus council 14360 of St. Matthew Church in Norwalk. The Grace Church dedicates its funds to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission and the Knights will be giving their proceeds to the Fisher House, a place for veterans and their families to stay while being treated at many of the VA hospitals around the country.
The sale continues until Feb. 24, which is the last day to order. Citrus may be ordered from any Kiwanis member or on the Kiwanis Club website, (for PayPal or credit card orders. All fruit will be available for pickup at ECS Transportation (390 Danbury Rd.) beginning March 4 through March 6.