Exchange continues popular onion sale

Published 6:05 pm Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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The Troy Exchange Club will not disappoint the many who look forward to the club’s annual Vidalia Onion Sale in May.

Club member Dennis Griffith said the Troy Exchange Club plans its annual Vidalia Onion Sale but it will be a little different in May, 2020.

“People can call either WTBF-Radio 566-0300 or Jerry Beckett at 566-5433 with their orders through May 13,” Griffith said. “Pickup will be May  20, at Jerry’s home garage on Forster Street. That’s one street north of Murphree Street next to Murphree Park.”

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The onions are priced the same as last year. A 10-pound bag is $12 and a 25-pound bag is $25.

The Vidalia Onion Sale has been the major fundraiser for the Troy Exchange Club for nearly 20 years.

The club was considering selling Georgia’s popular sweet onion but the club members questioned whether people would buy-in. The club asked Troy University to conduct a study to determine if people would buy 10 to 25 pounds of bagged onions.

The study determined that the onions would sell and the rest is history.

The club’s annual Vidalia Onion Sale funds its annual A.C.E.  Awards and the “Tip” Colley Awards and supports the club’s National Day of Prayer Breakfast. The  Troy Exchange Club also supports the Pike Regional Advocacy Center. So those who purchase bags of arguably the best onions grown also support the Troy community in several ways.