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Plant City Observer Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 2 years ago

Pecan sale to benefit United Food Bank of Plant City

The Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church of Plant City hold the sale annually.
by: Amber Jurgensen Managing Editor

The Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church of Plant City is holding its fourth annual Pecan Sale during the month of October.  The fundraiser benefits Presbyterian Women’s mission projects, including the United Food Bank of Plant City. 

Orders for pecans must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 1. Pick-up dates are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at 407 W. Mahoney St. Only prepaid pecans will be reserved. Pecans will be sold in 80-ounce bags for a donation of $48
or in 48-ounce bags for $25. 

Here’s how to order:

- Call an order in from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday at (813) 752-4211.
- Email [email protected].
- Mail checks to 407 W. Mahoney St., Plant City, FL 33563. Make checks payable to Presbyterian Women.

Pecan Fun Facts

- The name "pecan” is an Algonquin word meaning “a tough nut to crack.”

- George Washington and Thomas Jefferson planted pecan trees in the 1700s. Washington called them "Mississippi nuts.”

- Roasted pecan shells were a common coffee substitute in Civil War rations.

- Astronauts took pecans to the moon in two Apollo space missions.

SOURCE: Oklahoma Ag in 

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