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Lions Fruit Sale now under way / October 15, 2009
The 30th Annual South Boston Lions Club Christmas Fruit Sale is now under way and will continue through November 28. You can enjoy fresh fruit direct from the Florida grove and don’t forget a box of fruit makes a wonderful Christmas gift.

You can place your order by contacting any South Boston Lion member or calling 575-7006 or 572-0017. You can purchase a 4/5 bushel box of tangelos, grapefruit, navel oranges or a mixed box of any two of these fruits. Special gift boxes include Holiday Gift Trio (12 each - apples, tangelos, grapefruit), Citrus Pack (12 each - oranges, tangelos, grapefruit) and Fresh Fruit Sampler (12 each - 8 each tangelos, oranges, apples, 6 each grapefruit and pears). Each box is $25.00. The fruit is expected to be available for pickup on December 11, 12 and 13.

Our supplier has assured us that the usual high quality fresh fruit will be available for our customers again this year. Our fruit is picked up at the packinghouse in Florida one day, delivered to South Boston the next day and ready for your pickup the next day.

The annual Christmas Fruit Sale is the South Boston Lions Club’s major fundraising project that provides funding for many community service programs.

The South Boston Lions Club provides eye examinations and glasses for individuals in Halifax County who qualify based on need, supports the Old Dominion Eye Bank, Leader Dogs for the Blind School, Rochester, Minnesota and Prevent Blindness of Mid-Atlantic. The Club supports the Prevent Blindness certified vision-screening program for Halifax County School System, provides vision screening for the Head Start programs in Halifax and Mecklenburg Counties and conducts the Bland Memorial Scholarship competition.

The Club also provides assistance to Burkeville Lodge for the Blind, Virginia Hearing/Research Foundation, Boys Scouts Troop 497, Dixie Youth Baseball, Halifax County Cancer Association, Mentor Role Modeling, Lions of Virginia Foundation, Lions Club International Foundation, Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation, South Boston/Halifax County Museum, Halifax County High School Band, Prizery, Halifax County YMCA, Humane Society, American Diabetes Association, Red Cross and many other programs to help the less fortunate in our community.

Lions International is the largest service organization in the world.

As of July 31, there were 1,317,351 members in 45,663 clubs and 753 districts in 205 countries and geographical areas. The Lions motto is “We Serve.” The South Boston Lions Club welcomes new members looking for meaningful ways to serve our community and enjoy good fellowship with other community leaders.

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