Oak Ridge ‘WildBand’ fruit sale

Anne BrockAnderson, Our Town Youth

The Oak Ridge High School WildBand has kicked off its annual fresh fruit fundraiser.

WildBand Director Michael Spirko said, “While students are developing skills through practice on the field and in the concert hall, the WildBand is also serving the community through this gift of music that elevates the atmosphere at some of the most beloved sporting events, festivals and concerts. We appreciate how the Oak Ridge and the East Tennessee community support WildBand so it can continue with the same success, rigor and standards of excellence.”

Fresh fruit from Florida, boxed and delivered free by band members, has become a winter holiday tradition at Oak Ridge High School. You can select fresh oranges, grapefruits and apples until November 3. Then, choose free delivery or online ordering for an additional shipping fee.

What makes this WildBand Fruit Sale so popular? Most fruit orders are harvested the same day they ship, bringing you the freshest product possible! Choose from navel oranges, pink grapefruit, Hamlin juice oranges, mandarin oranges or red delicious apples. The fruit is packaged in shaped trays that keep the product cushioned during transport and Florida Indian River Groves offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Proceeds from the fruit sale benefit the ongoing band program. Needs range from keeping band trucks and trailers running to transport band gear, to uniform upkeep, to apparel and flags for color guard that perform with the band during halftime shows. Band Boosters also purchase student snacks and meals during long events and away games. Co-presidents are Amber Rathmell and Chrissy Moore.

You may order online through the WildBand website, or through a current WildBand student. WildBand will also be selling fruit at ORHS home football games on October 13, 20 and 26. Info: Tonya Jamois, fruit sale coordinator.

If you don’t want to order fruit, but would still like to support the ORHS WildBand, please consider a tax-deductible donation payable to ORHS Band Boosters and sent to 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge TN 37830.

Anne Brock is marketing coordinator for Solar Alliance. She writes a Friday column for KnoxTNToday.com/.


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