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Fruit & Meat Sale Underway!

WHAT are we selling? The 2018 fundraiser will include the following items:
• Fruit from MinnTex.  MinnTex is the same produce company that CWC 4-H has used in past years. This fruit is guaranteed to be fresh and of exceptional quality. 
• Chicken packs from Nelson-Shine Produce.  Nelson-Shine Produce is a local family business that specializes in poultry.
• Meat packs from Thielen Meats of Pierz. Thielen Meats of Pierz is also a local family business offering meat packs similar to those offered in the past.

WHY are we selling? Money raised will go into the County 4-H Federation.  It will be used to support state fair trips, summer camps, project fun days, general programming, and other educational scholarships.

Here are some tips when selling:

  • Introduce yourself to each customer.  Hello, my name is _____________.   I’m from the _________________ 4-H Club.   Would you like to support Lyon County 4-H and my club by purchasing delicious fruit?
  • After sale has been completed, inform them of how payment is made and when delivery will be made, plus any other helpful information regarding their order and receiving it.

Other information to share with your customer:

  • The money we raise will help 4-H members with event scholarships for camps, club events, State Fair, youth leader training at the county, region & state level and so much more. (You could list something personal that you hope to get financial help with.)
  • If the customer is not interested in purchasing anything, but would like to make a donation, we are happy to accept them.  Checks can be written to Crow Wing County 4-H and turned in with your sales slips.

Reasons for participating in the Crow Wing County 4-H fruit sales:

Proceeds provide funds to clubs to assist members with registration fees for 4-H activities.
Proceeds provide Crow Wing County 4-H with operating funds that go back to 4-H’er attending 4-H activities.
Proceeds provide clubs and the county with funds to accomplish service projects that benefit communities in Crow Wing County.
The more profit, the more that can come back to 4-Her’s!
Be sure to say THANK YOU, even if they do not buy anything or make a donation!!

Sales forms are due back to your club leader by Friday, February 23.

 

 

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Contacts

Sarah Ukkelberg
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(218) 824-1069
sarahu@umn.edu
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