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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Finally

It's fund raising season for the public schools again.  The wee man is in grade four now.  Every year since JK he has been selling something, usually stuff no one wants or needs.  The momma doesn't let her babies go door to door...she falls back on family and friends.  Mom dials, the kids rattle off their spiel.  At least now that they are older you can actually understand what they are saying.  Other years it has been chocolate covered almonds or chocolate bars, wrapping paper and bows, ornaments....dust collectors and garage sale fillers for the most part.  This year they are selling (are you ready for this?  drum roll please)  VEGETABLES.  Yes, you heard correctly.  VEGETABLES.  Finally, something we can use and that we would have been purchasing anyway.  I hope this becomes a trend.

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  1. What a brilliant idea. Our fund raisers are usually chocolate.

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    1. We've had a lot of that in the past. Because we don't want it in the house we buy some and let them keep it.

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  2. That is a very good idea. We're between fundraisers at the moment - our two youngest grandchildren and the two great-grandchildren are, as yet, too young for such shenanigans but I fear we shall be woefully out of pocket in the not-too-distant future.

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    1. At least with the veggies it's something you would have been buying anyway and it will get used up. I think it's a great idea.

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  3. That sounds so much better than the $25 small can of caramel popcorn that I buy every year.

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    1. The Beavers were selling popcorn last year.

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  4. Keep us posted. I'd like to know more about the vegetables you get.

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    1. It's supposed to be big bags of potatoes, carrots and onions.

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  5. What a wonderful idea for fund raising.

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  6. Vegetables are a great idea. Do the kids grow them in a school garden?
    Here in SA one or two of the local primary schools have "adopted" the olive trees in sections of the parks or hills and gather the olives when they are ready. They get taken to a press somewhere and the oil is bottled and sold to raise funds for the school. I read about it in a newspaper years ago and hope they are still doing it. Other schools now have small veggie patches and the kids get to take the veggies home.

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