ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Rotary Club is taking orders for fresh fruit and pies, a yearly tradition that raises money for the organization’s scholarship and other charity activities.
“We sell 900 to 1,000 cases of fruit and we sell around 150 pies,” said Roxbury Rotarian Gary Ribe. “The club makes about $15,000 profit on it. The money we make goes to scholarships, Roxbury Social Services, the library and more … Last year we gave out five scholarships.”
This will be the second year the club is using fruit vendor Florida Indian River Groves, a move that allowed it last year to start offering two new fruit packages.
The fruit collections can be seen and ordered online here through Oct. 25.
Pies for the sale will be made by Ovens of Ashley of Pompton Plains. Pies can be ordered up until Nov. 16.
There is no online order capability for pies. Orders must be placed by downloading a form, printing it out and handing it (and a check) to a Rotary Club member or mailing it to Roxbury Rotary Club, PO Box 104, Succasunna, NJ 07876.
The pie order form can be found here.
People can pick-up their orders at Horseshoe Lake Recreation Area between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Nov. 17.
Ribe can be contacted at (973) 219-4367.