“A taste of Florida”

The End of an Era: Winter 2017-2018

Since Audrey and George Ramming started the fruit sales program 35+ years ago, more than $150,000 has been raised to help out various Ministries at Ascension, including the Food Pantry, EYC Mission Trip, Fellowship, and the Day School Playgrounds. In recent years our sales have gradually diminished to the point that we debated the feasibility of continuing the fruit program. The recent hurricane devastated the Florida fruit crop, resulting in a hefty cost increase to us, plus an expected reduction in the quality and size of the fruit. Because of reduction in sales and these large price increases, Ascension will no longer be able to continue with the fruit sales program.

Thanks to all of you who supported the fruit program over the years. We are sorry that we will no longer be able to provide you with fresh citrus fruit, BUT the Maury High School Boosters are still selling fruit as a fundraiser. If you would like to get fruit from Maury, you can make an order by calling the Maury Fruit Sale Phone Line at 628-3349, or going to their web site at

Again, thanks for your loyal support over the many successful years of the Ascension Fruit Program.

Chester Long and Bill Willey