Wells Rotarians help the driver unload last year’s delivery of Vidalia Onions in Wells. From left are Dennis Hardy, Suzanne Islely, Rocky Furman, Doug Bibber and Terry Hodskins. SUBMITTED PHOTO

WELLS — The Wells Rotary Club is excited to announce their 5th Annual Vidalia Onion Sale Project.

During the month of April, Wells Rotarians will be taking orders for sweet, delicious Georgia-raised Vidalia Onions. This program has been extremely popular for the last several years with the Augusta, Maine Rotary Club and the Augusta club has graciously included the Wells club into the distribution.

The onions come in 25-pound bags (about 30 to 35 onions depending on the size) and sells for $28. Half bags are also available (15 to 18 onions) at a cost of $17.  The onions are shipped immediately after being harvested and should arrive early to mid-May.

Congdon’s Doughnuts on Route 1 in Wells has offered their facility for the pick-up site.

Each order comes with a complimentary locally-sourced cookbook filled with onion recipes as well as tips on storage. The deadline for placing an order is April 29.

Those interested in ordering, can contact Wells Rotarian Doug Bibber at 468-2667 or [email protected] or can order directly with any other Wells Rotarian.

The proceeds from the program last year supported local youth initiatives, the local food pantry and provided scholarships to Wells High School seniors and adults attending secondary schools. The club hopes to be able to duplicate those efforts again for 2019.

The Wells Rotary Club has a rich history as the lead on local fundraising projects such as the Wells Clock at the intersection of Routes 1 and Route 109, the Wells Activity Center, Harbor Park Pavilion, Wells High School Concession Stand and the Wells Parks and Recreation Pavilion. It has doubled its charitable scholarships to the Wells High School and the York County Community College. The Wells Rotary Club meets for breakfast every Monday at 7:30 a.m. at the York County Community College in Wells.

Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  In more than 200 countries worldwide, about 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 Rotary clubs. The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

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