Citrus Community Supports United Way
Local citrus growers and packers donated navel oranges and ruby red grapefruit to support the community-wide work of United Way of Indian River County through the annual Holiday Citrus Sale in December 2013.
Rusty Banack, Quality Fruit Packers, and Scott Lambeth, Golden River Fruit Company, have organized and executed this annual sale since its founding. “We’ve found this to be a great way for the agricultural community to give back," said Lambeth.
Local growers and packers involved included: Fellsmere Farms, Green River Packing, Golden River Fruit Company, Hogan & Sons, IMG Citrus, Indian River Exchange Packers, LeRoy Smith, Oslo Citrus Growers Association, Premier Citrus Packers, The Packers of Indian River, Quality Fruit Packers of Indian River, Riverfront Groves, and United Indian River Packers.
The agricultural community also supports the work of United Way through the Annual Citrus Golf Tournament which took place on February 22, 2014.
All proceeds of both events benefit United Way programs to improve lives and build a stronger community.