Bridgeport High School Alumni & Friends Foundation: Strawberry Sale is Back On

By Julie Perine on March 05, 2018 via

After taking a year off from their annual strawberry sale, members of Bridgeport High School Alumni & Friends Foundation said this year, it’s back on.
Residents of Bridgeport and surrounding communities think that’s pretty sweet.
“A lot of people have been asking about it,” said Cookie Compton of the foundation’s board of directors.
Once again, berries will be ordered through Goots Produce and come from strawberry patches in the Carolinas. Customers can choose from a whole flat or half flat, 12 and six pints, respectively. Many look forward to eating the freshly-picked berries and some plan to freeze them or use in their jam, jelly and dessert recipes.
Berry orders will soon be taken, wrapping up around the end of April with delivery set for May 10. Those who pre-order berries can pick them up at the concession stand at Wayne Jamison Field. Additional berries will be available for purchase on a first-come basis.
The sale has traditionally been the foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year, starting as a way to support the foundation’s scholarships, awarded annually to high school seniors. It was BHS journalism teacher Alice Rowe who suggested the sale several years ago and it has been embraced by the community since.
The foundation also raises funds through the annual BHS Hall of Fame dinner and is also funded through private and corporate donations. With combined funds, the foundation provides more than $30,000 in college scholarships annually. Winners of scholarships are named annually at the BHS Senior Assembly.
BHS Alumni & Friends Foundation is pleased to bring back the strawberry sale which was not held last year due to construction projects, Compton said.
Information on prices and how to order berries will be released soon on Connect-Bridgeport.

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