INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Local citrus growers and packers are donating famous Indian River citrus to benefit the community-wide work of United Way of Indian River County.

The 21st annual holiday citrus sale will take place Monday, Nov. 26 thru Friday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day at the United Way Center, 1836 14th Ave., Vero Beach.

Boxes of Navel oranges or Ruby Red grapefruit in two sizes may be ordered for shipping.

“This time of year is always a popular one for community residents. People love to share the delicious citrus that we are so lucky to have in our backyard with their loved ones” said Caitlin Puppo, of the United Way. “It’s also a reminder of how important and appreciated our local citrus growers are to us. Indian River County is the citrus capital of North America, and the beautiful citrus that we have should be shared. We really can’t thank the citrus community enough,” said Ms. Puppo.

Small boxes of fruit sell for $35, large boxes for $50, shipping included. Fruit cannot be mixed in one box. Fruit is not for carry out. Cash, check or credit card accepted. Fruit will ship via UPS on Dec. 3. All orders must be received before 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. Pre-orders can also be made by calling (772) 203-5766 through Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Contact Caitlin at United Way for more information, (772) 567-8900.

For more information about United Way or to give online, visit UnitedWayIRC.org. Go to VolunteerIndianRiverCounty.org to learn about local opportunities for service.

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