The Chattanooga Boys Choir is once again selling pecans and nuts in their annual fundraiser. Selling pecans has been a Chattanooga Boys Choir tradition since 1960. In recent years other nuts, including honey roasted peanuts, walnuts, cashews and mixed nuts have been added.
The Pecan and Nut Sale is the choir’s single most important fundraiser, the proceeds of which help fund the choir’s expenses including music and uniforms.
“The pecans we get are this year’s fresh crop, not last year’s crop that was frozen. That’s why we have a hard time getting an exact date for the arrival of the nuts—we have to wait until they are taken off the trees!” said Dawn Oakes, Administrative Director.
The goal for this year’s Pecan and Nut Sale is 10,000 bags of nuts. So far, choristers have sold nearly 2,000 bags. Once the 10,000 bag goal is met, all additional proceeds will support the Concert Choir’s summer tour to Ireland in June 2007.
The pecans and nuts can be ordered now through December from a CBC chorister or by calling the office at 622-3033. Beginning on Nov. 13, pecans and cashews can be purchased at several outlets around Chattanooga including Kleen-A-Matic in Brainerd, East Brainerd, East Ridge, Hixson, and Ooltewah, The Brow Gallery on Signal Mountain, Fairyland Pharmacy on Lookout Mountain, Phases Hair Studio off Highway 58, and Gordon’s Cleaners downtown.
“We’re excited to have Kleen-A-Matic as a Pecan Outlet Partner this year. Five of their stores around Chattanooga will have pecans available. The community looks forward to the arrival of Boys Choir pecans each November, and Kleen-A-Matic offers convenient locations all over town,” said Ms. Oakes.