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Citrus growers, packers give back
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Posted: 2012 Nov 30 - 06:37

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Local citrus growers and packers will donate navel oranges and ruby red grapefruit to support the community wide work of the United Way of Indian River County for the 16th annual holiday citrus sale.

Orders can be placed at the United Way Center, 1836 14th Ave., Vero Beach, Friday, Nov. 30 through Thursday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"There will be no lines, more personal attention to each order and overall more efficiency," said Faith Frazier, United Way event coordinator. Fruit will be shipped UPS.

Rusty Banack of Quality Fruit Packers and Scott Lambethof Golden River Fruit Company have organized and executed this annual sale since its founding.

"We've found this to be a great way for the agricultural community to give back," said Mr. Lambeth.

Local growers and packers involved include: Fellsmere Farms, Green River Packing, Golden River Fruit Company, Hogan & Sons, IMG Citrus, Indian River Exchange Packers, LeRoy Smith, Oslo Citrus Growers Association, Premier Citrus Packers, The Packers of Indian River, Quality Fruit Packers of Indian River, Riverfront Groves and United Indian River Packers.

"We are all aware of people in need in this community and are happy to join in and do our part," said Mr. Banack.

For more information, call (772) 567-8900.

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