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Shriners' annual Vidalia onion sales coming soon


May 17, 2017

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Chinook area Shriners are taking orders for the club's spring Vidalia Sweet Onion sale. Local orders can be placed by calling or visiting Pehrson's Tire Shop in Chinook. The onions are $13 for a 10-pound bag. (l-r standing) Local Shriners Frank Billmayer, Bob Sharples and Larry Surber with Frank Sharples, seated, will be taking orders for and delivering Vidalia onions once they arrive.

Members of the North Central Montana Shrine Club are expecting to receive their usual shipment of three tons of Vidalia onions "sometime around the 20th of May." The annual sale of the delectable Georgia onion, according to Shrine officials, is their best fundraiser of the year. Onion sale proceeds provide money to help kids, and their families, with travel expenses to the Shriners' Hospital in Spokane. The North Central Montana club includes members from both Blaine and Hill Counties.

The trademarked onions coming to this part of Montana are produced by the Onionman Company in Glennville,...

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