Juicy, sweet, fresh citrus–something Wilton can always count on every year from the Wilton Kiwanis Club. All proceeds from the annual fundraising sale event allow Kiwanis to directly support local charities.

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.

“The price and quality of Kiwanis’ fruit is outstanding, and whether you order 2/5 of a bushel (small case) or 4/5 (large case), it’s a good value,” says Kiwanis Club president Mary Anne Franco. Kiwanis also provides small bags along with a purchase of a case for gifting small quantities.

The citrus fruit available for order includes red grapefruit, Cara Cara navel oranges, and clementines; and combinations of oranges and red grapefruit or clementines and red grapefruit. This year the fundraiser also offers See’s Famous chocolate bars, both dark and milk chocolate.

Orders can be placed online or by printing a paper order form. (Charitable donations can be made via either order method.) This year’s order deadline is Feb. 20.

Orders will be ready for pick-up at the rear of NAPA Auto Parts, (388 Danbury Rd.) (note, this is a new pick-up location, just south of the former pickup location at ECS Transportation).

Order pick-up Schedule:  Friday, Feb. 28, 12-5 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, March 1, 12-5 p.m..

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. Through a common sense of purpose and meaningful service, lasting friendships are formed.

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.