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CCCD schedules fundraiser

Crawford County Conservation District has begun its annual nut fundraiser, taking orders from now until Monday, Oct. 28.

Sherrie Lech with the Crawford County Conservation District is currently taking orders for the group’s annual nut fundraiser, “The Best Pecans at a Fair Price.”

Pecans are sold in several sizes and amounts, and a variety of other nuts also are available.

Mammoth pecan halves can be purchased at $259 per 30-pound box, $44 per five-pound box and $9 per one-pound bag. Medium to large pecan pieces can be purchased at $226 for a 30-pound box, $40 per five-pound box and $8 per one-pound bag.

Nut lovers also can buy a five-pound bag of raw Spanish peanuts for $12.75, a one-pound bag of roasted and salted cashews for $7.75, a one-pound bag of English walnuts for $8, and a one-pound bag of whole almonds for $7.75.

Other products include a one-pound bag of chocolate raisins for $5, a one-pound bag of chocolate almonds for $7, a one-pound bag of chocolate amaretto pecan halves for $8, a one-pound bag of white chocolate pecan halves for $8, a one-pound bag of dark chocolate pecan halves for $8.25 and a one-pound bag of cinnamon spiced pecan halves for $8.50.

An eight-pound sampler box for $52 includes pecan halves, whole cashews, English walnuts, honey roasted peanuts, chocolate almonds, double-dipped chocolate peanuts, chocolate raisins and chocolate amaretto pecan halves.

Proceeds from the nut sales allow the organization to get 50 percent matching funds from the Arkansas Natural Resource Commission, and helps it pay for conservation programs throughout the year, Lech said.

“With these funds from our annual nut sale we are able to continue to offer education scholarships, the stewardship poster contest, forestry programs, farm days and sponsor students to attend Envirothon along with other soil conservation education programs,” Lech said.

To place an order, call (479) 474-2281. Order forms also can be picked up at the conservation office at 701 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren. Payment must be made at the time of purchase.

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