140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Vidalia onions are sweet and on sale by Shriners

Talk of the Town: By Regina Ford,GREEN VALLEY NEWS

The Green Valley Shrine Club, supported by the Sabbar Shrine Temple in Tucson is hosting its annual Vidalia sweet onion sale through May 16. You can buy the Shriner onions Monday through Saturday at the Commerce Bank of Arizona parking lot, 222 W. Esperanza Blvd. on the northeast corner of La Canada and Esperanza. The onions are $10 for a 10-pound bag. Storage hints and recipes are provided with each purchase.

Shriner Jim Gibson says the onion sale has been a tradition in Green Valley for more than 16 years. Gibson also thanks Manager Kevin Jordan for his support in the sale by providing the space at the Commerce Bank branch.

The sales staff includes members of the Masonic Lodge in Green Valley, Green Valley Shrine Club members and the Shrine Club’s “honored ladies,” which include the widows of deceased Masonic members. Proceeds from the sale go to support the local Masonic Temple which helps support 22 children’s hospitals in North America. Care at these hospitals is provided at no cost to the parents. The Shriners accept no government support or health insurance of any kind.

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