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Blueberry picking time drawing to end

Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 2:44 pm

This summer Lincoln County 4-H was gifted a blueberry patch to assist in raising funds for the many trips, teams and programs that Lincoln County 4-H offers to youth in grades fourth through 12th.

Russell Farm, located at 1209 Ardmore Highway, allowed Lincoln County 4-H members to manage the patch all summer. Four-H members opened the patch on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7:30 until 10:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until noon. The patch will continue to be open for U-pick at those times until Saturday, Aug. 16th.

Quarts are $4 for U-pick.

On Sunday, Aug. 10, from 2 until 4 p.m., and Monday, Aug. 12, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., Mr. Russell and Lincoln County 4-H will open the patch to all area veterans, active military, public service workers, including police, sheriff’s department, city, county and volunteer fire, E-911, EMS and EMA, and employees of local utilities, to pick berries at no charge.

“Lincoln County 4-H would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who came out and picked or purchased blueberries and a special thanks to Mr. Russell for allowing Lincoln County 4-H the opportunity,” said Dan Owen, local 4-H agent.