Belle Plaine, Iowa 10/15/19 – The Holiday Fruit Sales fundraiser is a long-standing tradition of the Belle Plaine FFA Chapter who will be celebrating its 90th Anniversary in 2020.
Funds raised through fruit sales provide the chapter with the financial means to attend National and State Leadership Conferences, support members who participate in leadership and skills contests, purchase corduroy jackets for first-year FFA members, provide food for members during their monthly meetings and allow for member recreational activities to occur.
“We really enjoy being able to provide a safe, wholesome and healthy product to the Belle Plaine community. BP FFA has been selling fruit for many years, and continues to be one of our most beloved and profitable fundraisers. With these funds, we are able to provide opportunities to members that might not be possible otherwise. Opportunities include: traveling in and out of state, award sponsorship, FFA corduroy jackets, attending conferences and food! We are also able to provide flowers for our school and graduation cords for graduating FFA members” said FFA member, Kamryn Hoskey. “We greatly appreciate the support the Belle Plaine and surrounding communities have shown us over the last 85 plus years, and thank you for your continued support of our fundraiser!”
Items available this year are the traditional fruits including apples, oranges, grapefruit, pears, and clementines and an assortment of cheese spreads, jerkys, string cheese and nuts. Newhall Locker brand brats, snack sticks, and summer sausages are also available.
A newer item available is gourmet popcorn in five delicious flavors: caramel, French vanilla, cheddar cheese, kettle corn and English toffee.
And lastly, the Belle Plaine FFA Chapter is growing poinsettias in the high school agriculture greenhouse. Sales for the poinsettias are also underway and will be available in the following colors: pink, white, burgundy, red glitter and prestige red.
Sales have already begun and will continue through Thursday, October 24th 2019. Items purchased will be delivered around the second week in December. Anyone interested in supporting the Belle Plaine FFA chapter can contact any FFA member or Mr. Eskildsen, FFA Advisor, at the Belle Plaine Jr/Sr. High School at 319.444.3720 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.