Cherries for Charity celebrate 31 years!

Serving ice cream on cherry pie used to be illegal in Kansas.  Oliver, British Columbia holds the world record for baking the biggest cherry pie- weighing in at a whopping 39,683 pounds!  Eau Claire, Michigan is known as “the Cherry Pit Spitting Capital of the World.”  These are all very impressive cherry landmarks, but did you know that Fargo-Moorhead is home to the most remarkable cherry feat- 31 years of Cherries for Charity!

In 2013, Cherries for Charity will be held at all six Hornbacher’s locations in Fargo-Moorhead beginning this Wednesday, July 10 through next Tuesday, July 16.  Hornbacher’s and the Fargo-Moorhead Cosmopolitan Club will direct proceeds from the sales of cherries at all local Hornbacher’s to the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center and the YWCA Cass Clay.

The event has been a summer mainstay in the Fargo-Moorhead area for the past 31 years.  In 1982, the F-M Cosmopolitan Club started Cherries for Charity and, in 1984, partnered with Hornbacher’s to achieve its present-day look. This year, Hornbacher’s will be doubling their donation to 50 cents per pound of Washington Bing Cherries sold. Cherries for Charity has raised over $289,000 for the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center and the YWCA Cass Clay – equivalent to over 1.1 million pounds of cherries.

We’d love to see that number grow- so stop by any Fargo-Moorhead Hornbacher’s between Wednesday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 16 to pick up cherries for your family, while supporting the YWCA and Rape and Abuse Crisis Center.  And if you want to buy enough cherries to bake a world record breaking pie, that would be fine too.

If you go:

What: Cherries for Charity

When: Wednesday, July 10th through Tuesday, July 16th.

Where: All Fargo-Moorhead Hornbacher’s locations

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