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McLean High Band Kicks Off Fruit Sales

Band members are selling Florida oranges, grapefruit and other items to raise money for their group.

Editor's Note: The following article on holiday fruit sales has been submitted by the McLean High School Band. 

This week the annual McLean High School Band fruit sale kicks off, offering cases of fresh fruits and packages of pecans from Florida. Organizers announced that this year orders can be placed securely on-line at www.mcleanband.org and can be delivered anywhere in the continental U.S. 

They can also be picked up at the high school on Saturday, Dec. 8, which organizers noted is in time for holiday gifting and parties.

“Our fruit sale is a pre-holiday hit in the area,” said the Band Association President Karrie McMillan. “It goes to a good cause, but importantly our prices are nearly 50 percent below holiday on-line fruit basket companies and generally below local retail prices.”

Organizers said orders must be received online or by mail by Nov. 15. This year’s offering includes large and small cases of Florida oranges or grapefruit, cases with a mixture of five fruits, and packages of pecans and chocolate covered pecans.

“A case of fruit will put a healthy, holiday smile on the faces of those you love, save you money and support a great cause,” McMillan concluded, “And this fruit is really good!”

On-line directions: www.mcleanband.org and click on the “2012 Fruit Sale” icon.

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About the McLean High School band & guard program:  McLean’s nationally-acclaimed symphonic, concert, marching, wind and jazz bands perform across America.  Recent honors include top performing band in Virginia 2011, three first place awards in the 2012 national WorldStrides competition, and the Virginia Music Educators Association’s 2011 solo band performance award.  McLean has the only band in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast in 15 years to have received the Sousa Foundation’s top International Sudler Flag Award.  The band program’s Color Guard placed first in the 2012 Atlantic Indoor Association’s Regional Championship. McLean’s Director of Bands is Chris Weiss, CMWeise@fcps.edu

About the McLean High School Band Parents Association:  The Association is a non-profit comprised of band supporters that raises supplemental funds for and provides other support to the McLean High School band & guard program.  http://www.mcleanband.org

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