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Camp Courageous fruitcake orders underway

Oct 23, 2017

The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties will again be accepting orders for fruitcakes made by volunteers at Camp Courageous in Monticello to raise funds for the camp, as well as 75 or more campers from Jefferson County and nearby areas who have intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities.

The cakes are mixed and baked in September at the camp’s kitchen, cooled overnight, wrapped, boxed and frozen.

Darlene Vorhies of The Arc will accept orders through Nov. 10. The cost still is $10 for each 1-pound cake. The cakes are expected to be available in time for Thanksgiving. Those ordering will be contacted when the cakes are here. The cakes will be kept in a deep freeze until picked up, including orders from individuals going “south” for the winter.

The fruitcakes also are available at: Brown Bear’s Basket Antiques in Mt. Pleasant, Fareway in Washington, and Hy-Vee in Fort Madison.

The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties donates over $8,000 a year to the camp to help fund children and adults in and from Jefferson County, as well as some funding for students with special needs attending classes in Van Buren and Harmony school districts. Students usually attend with their teachers and/or associates for a three-day period, at a cost of $300 or more per student, and most adults attend for a week at a cost of $500 or more per person.

To place an order or for information about the fruitcakes or The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties, contact Vorhies at 472-4449, mvanddv@lisco.com, or 306 W. Harrison Ave., Fairfield 52556.

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