By Nicole Trigg
The annual DTSS Band Apples sale will be rolled out differently than in previous years due to a poor crop yield in the Creston orchard that usually provides the fundraisers juicy product.
This year, the yield was so bad, it gave (the orchardist) about ten per cent of the apples off some trees for some varieties, said DTSS band director Greg Constable.
He initially thought this years apple sale would be a no-go, but because DTSS band has been such a loyal customer over the years, the orchardist has set aside a healthy portion of his crop for the students to sell to raise money for their band trip next spring.
Unlike past years when the fundraiser relied on pre-orders, this years fundraiser will be a one-day event at Pothole Park in Invermere on Sunday, October 5th. Apples will be available for purchase on a first come, first served basis starting at 1 p.m. and until they all sell out.
Mr. Constable requests that there be no early-bird customers as the students need time to bag the apples 7,000 pounds of them as opposed to the pre-ordered 20,000 pounds the fundraiser normally sells.
A 15-pound bag of Macs will cost $11, of Spartans will cost $12, and of Galas will cost $13. Apple-buyers are asked to bring exact cash or to make a cheque out to DTSS Band.