Annual Onion Sale This Week

The Hamasa Shriners have their annual Vidalia onion sale in progress this week.

The organization brings in 40,000 pounds of onions from Georgia each year to sell in support of their mission.

In addition to helping the Shriners operate, funds are used to provide services to children.

"We do not only have kids going to our hospitals, but we also provide, as some of you know ,a children's show during the year," said Hamasa Shriners recorder, Benny Eggler. "And that's going to be coming up in the latter part of this year, which is free to our kids that come to the Temple Theatre. And we're going to continue to be able to do this with the selling of these onions, working together with the folks in the immediate area. And with this money we'll be able to continue to operate and be a factor in this community."

The 10-pound bags cost $10 each. The sale continues through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shriners office in Marion.

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