Lion Club’s annual peach went well

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Picayune Lions Club has wrapped up its annual peach sale this year.

Lions Club Treasurer Terry Farr said the club holds fruit sales throughout the year to raise funds for projects.

Farr said the peach sale features peaches purchased from Banks Farm in Brandon, Miss. at wholesale prices. The discount allows the club to sell the peaches for a small profit that fund projects conducted by the Lion’s Club, he said.

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Those programs include purchasing eyeglasses for those in need, providing eye exams, scholarships for students who attend Pearl River Community College, Picayune Memorial High School and Pearl River Central High School, sponsoring two children to attend the Picayune Police Department’s summer camp to name a few, Farr said.

During the fruit sales, Lions Club members contact those who have made purchases in the year prior and also take new orders from people who have seen the flyer in the community or on social media.

Even though the deadline to purchase peaches was June 18 interested parties should contact a club representative to be added to next year’s list.

Farr said the club has ordered 70 half bushels this year.

Orders for peaches are expected to arrive by June 21.

If people are interested in being added to the list for the next sale contact Terry Farr on 601-916-2645, Calvin Clark on 601-273-0089, Jesse Morris on 601-916-3036 and Fr. Jon Filkins on 601-590-6495.

The Picayune Lions Club was recognized last year as the Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce’s Civic Club of the Year.

Anyone who is interested in joining the Lions Club can call Terry to find out about attending a meeting. Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month.