The Kiwanis Club of Gettysburg/Adams has again launched its biggest annual fundraiser to support local youth programs, the sale of blueberries.
Signs have already been placed throughout the community and club members hope to top last year’s record sale of more than 1,100 10-pound boxes.
If all goes well, club members expect to net more than $10,000 from the sale to support four service leadership programs, K-Kids clubs at Franklin and Lincoln elementary schools, the Builders Club at Gettysburg Middle School and the Key Club at Gettysburg High School.
Additionally, the plan to assist a variety of other local youth programs,.
These other programs include the Upper Adams Reading is Fundamental, the Penguin Project, Shining Star Therapeutic Riding Ministry, the Special Olympics, the United Way Ready to Learn and Back to School programs, Ruth’s Harvest and the Adams County Library System.
Other programs that can expect support this year include AGAPE, Tender Care, Holiday Family, Officer Phil, HOBY, the Gettysburg Fire Department and Gettysburg Area Recreational Authority’s (GARA) new playground, which was built last year with funds raised by the Kiwanis Club.
Blueberries will be picked fresh at a farm in New Jersey and delivered Wednesday, July 3, to GARA’s Charlie Sterner Building at 545 Long Lane. Volunteers will be on hand to unload the truck and those who ordered berries can begin arriving at noon to pick up their berries.
Anyone wanting to order blueberries, which can be eaten fresh or frozen for use throughout the year, must place an order by June 28 with a local Kiwanis Club member or by calling 717-337-2434. The cost of a 10-pound box is $33.