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Pecan and peanut sale gets under way

Sept. 20, 2011 at 4:20 a.m.

Double Peanut Cluster, Crusty Pecan Pie, Yam Roll

Double Peanut Cluster, Crusty Pecan Pie, Yam Roll

It's time for the Victoria County Extension Education Club's annual pecan and peanut fundraiser.

Victoria County Extension Education Club members are selling the fancy-shelled pecan halves in gift boxes and raw Spanish peanuts in cloth bags just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday cooking. Both peanuts and pecans are fresh from the 2011 crops and come from Texas orchards.

Victoria Extension Education Association is an all volunteer, non-profit organization. The proceeds from the fundraiser will be used for scholarships, 4-H youth programs, Master Gardener building projects, Perpetual Help Home, Ag in the Classroom, Healthy Aging Conference, Healthy Start, Women's Crisis Center, Nursing Homes, rural volunteer fire departments, Community Bank of the Golden Crescent, Adopt-A-Pet, CASA, Christ's Kitchen, adult leadership training and other community organization in need.

Five-pound boxes of pecan halves are $55 each and three-pound bags of raw shelled peanuts are $10 each. The price of the nuts increased slightly this year because of the drought in Texas and the possible shortage of quality nuts for this fall season.

Orders for the nuts may be mailed to Ruby Sellers, 112 Acorn Drive, Victoria, TX 77905. Make checks payable to Victoria Extension Education Association or VEEA and include you address, telephone number and the amount of nuts that you are ordering on the check. Customers from the surrounding counties should also include, in addition to the above information, a stamped, self-addressed envelope for a reminder of the pick-up time. For more information, call 361-575-3100.

Delivery orders may contact Betty Williams with the Everready EEA Club, 361-573-7550; Alice Ferguson, 361-573-3644 with the Pleasant Green EEA Club; Jo Ann Bone, 361-578-7629, or Carrol Davig, 361-575-7947, both with the Raisin-Colletoville EEA Club, or Ann Hagel, 361-564-7392 with the Telferner EEA Club.

Try some of these recipes with your fresh Texas pecans and peanuts.

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