Members of the Hyco Road Ruritan Club are selling Vidalia onions to promote higher education through their Frazier Pool Memorial Scholarship Fund.

And it’s not too late for you to place an order for onions that will arrive the first week in May, weather permitting. 

As a proud member of the club, I like to promote its good works every chance I get, and this is one of those opportunities.

Members will deliver the onions to all those who place an order, and they only cost $10 per 10-pound bag.

Those interested in placing a prepaid order can do so by contacting me at work (572-3945) or any member of the Hyco Road Ruritan Club or by calling one of these numbers: Bob Ford at 575-7605, Kenneth Irby at 572-4677, Bonnie Bowen at 579-0895 or Ricky Pool at 572-1325.

Over the past 14 years, the club has awarded scholarships totaling approximately $44,000, with the scholarships awarded each June at the Hyco Road family picnic.

Members donate their time and resources to this project so that 100 percent of the profits go into the club treasury from which the Frazier Pool Memorial Scholarships are supported.

The club established this fund in 2004 for those in the community who wish to further their education, with the Hyco Road Ruritan Club administering the fund.

Hyco Road Ruritan Club members who will be more than happy to sell you a bag or two or three of onions are Donna Anderson, Ricky Barber, Becky Bowen, Bonnie Bowen, Ray Bowen, Wayne Bowen, Paula Bryant, Henry Buchanan, David Comer, Dax Elliott, Gene Faucette, Hunter Ford, Brenda Ford, Robert Ford, Michael Gravitt, Ann Nicole Henderson, Ashley Irby, Kenneth Irby, Mary Jo Irby, Shelby Irby, Joe Jenkins, Mitchell Martin, Bobby Murray, Henry Owen, Ricky Pool, Brien Pugh, Leon Reed, Linda Reed, Ray Satterfield, Kim Shealy, Frank Shealy, Nat Terry and Donnie Wilkerson.

If you buy onions from any of these members this year, we guarantee you will enjoy the tasty Georgia treats.

The members will be meeting on Thursday, April 19, to turn in their final orders, so call a member today and place your order.

You’ll be glad you did.

Paula I. Bryant is the editor of The Gazette-Virginian. Contact her at pbryant@gazettevirginian.com.​

Paula I. Bryant is the editor of The Gazette-Virginian. Contact her at pbryant@gazettevirginian.com.