Kiwanis berry sale starts this month

Jun 14, 2013

Starting this month, the Kiwanis Club of Edmonds annual berry sale kicks into action.

This fundraiser helps provide the means for Kiwanis to serve the children of our community.

As in the past, the club offers mouthwatering and healthy strawberries and blueberries.

What a wonderful way to get treats loaded with anti-oxidants to improve your health AND help the children of Edmonds.

Getting your share of this harvest of bounty is easy. You can go to: Click here: or simply contact the Kiwanis’ Clayne Leitner (206-542-6351) to have an order form mailed to you.

The berries are preordered and prepaid only.
The first deadline for ordering fresh picked, washed and unsweetened berries is June 25.

Clip and save these delivery dates and prices:
Strawberries - June 26  ($33/15#pail, in juice)
Blueberries -  July 24  ($31/10#box, dry packed)

Kiwanis’ rep. Clayne Leitner says the berries are purchased fresh from “Mike and Jean’s” Berry Farm near Mt. Vernon. The berries are juicy and great for shortcakes, smoothies, syrups, jams and jelly, and many of your favorite recipes.

They are especially handy for reunions, swim meets, family celebrations and picnics. He points out that 100 percent of the profits from this annual project support Kiwanis programs for the children of the Edmonds area.

Funding is used to purchase and distribute dictionaries to each Edmonds 3rd grader, and bicycle helmets to ensure our children have the needed protection.

Proceeds also help fund other important services for children including: Clothes for Kids, Northwest School for the Hearing Impaired, The Little Red School House, Edmonds Boys & Girls Club, Children’s Hospital Foundation (via the "Kiwanis Children's Cancer Program"), Dale Turner YMCA, Key Clubs at Edmonds- Woodway and Meadowdale high schools, and student scholarships.

Clayne notes that “Kiwanis is a tremendously rewarding way to serve the Edmonds community” and encourages anyone interested in community service, especially for children,  to attend one of their weekly meetings.

The club meets at the Pancake Haus in downtown Edmonds at noon each Tuesday.

He also points out that there is an evening meeting, the first Tuesday of each month at the Windermere Office in Shoreline on 185th in Shoreline This 6:30 p.m. meeting is especially tailored for those wanting to serve but with limited time availability.

Anyone interested in the fun and fellowship of service can contact Clayne, as noted above, or for the Tuesday evening meeting, contact Scott Phariss (206-931-9027.)

The club thanks all their loyal customers, from years past, for their continued support and look forward to the new contributors to the Kiwanis mission of "Changing the world, one child and community at a time.”


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