1993 Airport Road | Fairmont, WV  26554

BUSY BEE BAND & HONEYBEES

Fundraisers

Annual Sunkist Citrus Fruit Sale

Each year, the Busy Bee Band & Honeybees have two Sunkist Fruit Sales with one beginning in November and the other in February.  The group sells Sunkist Oranges and Grapefruit in the following options:

40-pound boxes - $30.00

available as: Grapefruit Only, Oranges Only or Mixed

20-pound boxes - $18.00

available as: Grapefruit Only, Oranges Only or Mixed

10-pound bags - $10.00

available as: Grapefruit Only, Oranges Only or Mixed

The easiest way to place an order is through a current member of the Busy Bee Band & Honeybees.  Fruit is on sale from now until November 30th.  If unable to place an order with a member of the band, call the Bandroom from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mon-Friday at (304) 366-7826.  Leave a message if no one is available!

Shipping fruit to destinations outside of Fairmont is cost-prohibitive and just not possible.  However, if you would like to make a contribution to the band and purchase fruit to be delivered to local food banks, homeless shelters and others in-need, we are giving you the option to make a purchase and that fruit will be reserved for giveaway.  There are some organizations that even provide the fruit to students to take home with them over their holiday break -- a good opportunity to help the band and give to Fairmont community (and, if we sell enough, we'll look to Harrison and Monongalia County as well).  To purchase, choose below - there is a $1.50 fee added to cover the costs PayPal receives.  Thank you!

PLEASE NOTE: Any fruit purchased through the web-site will be delivered to local causes -- it is not available for shipping.

On January 20, 2005, the Busy Bee Band was featured in the Sunkist Grower's Network NewsLINK.  The following article appeared:

Busy Bee Band sells Sunkist

The Busy Bee Band & Honeybees at East Fairmont High School in Fairmont, West Virginia marked its 20th year of partnering with Sunkist to sell oranges and grapefruit for its annual fundraiser. Band Director Earl McConnell was eloquent in his praise of the fruit quality and excellent cooperation he gets each year from Sunkist's Pittsburgh sales office, noting the students sold 87,000 pounds of fruit and realized a $22,000 profit this year. He enclosed copies of an ad used in the local paper that generated sales of 1,500 pounds in phone orders from areas outside the reach of their door-to-door sales efforts. All together, the band has sold 2,485,530 pounds of Sunkist citrus over the years. "Not bad for a high school group in the hills of West Virginia," writes the proud director.

"This has been a positive relationship for Sunkist, as well," said Domestic Sales VP John McGuigan, who recalls helping the band make its deals when he was in the Pittsburgh office. "The goodwill and positive publicity generated by the fundraiser far outweigh our profits from fruit sales," he said. "We're proud to have helped the students raise over $350,000 in the last decade alone."

Tag Day and Ad Page

Every year, the Busy Bee Band & Honeybees designate one day for their annual Tag Day.  On that day, members of the group accept donations at local businesses and, in exchange for that donation, receive a tag with a logo of the band.

Also, every year the Busy Bee Band & Honeybees collect names of people and businesses in the area to place in their annual Ad Page.  The Ad Page is run on the East-West game day in the Times-West Virginian.  Every person or business that purchased an ad is listed on the page, which also features photos of recent performances by the group.  We can take online purchases up until Monday, October 28th.

Busy Bee Band & Honeybees Annual Tag Day!

The Busy Bee Band & Honeybees Tag Day recently passed and the group tried something different in celebration of their 50th Anniversary.  Instead of the blue tag which we have all become accustomed, we are trying a new static cling.  The static clings are made from a premium vinyl, and intended for use both indoors or outdoors. They make great window displays, and because every static cling is reversible, you can cling your designs to the outside or inside of any window.  They can also be displayed on smooth plastic or metal.

If you missed out on getting a static cling on Tag Day, you can still order one below.

Make a "Virtual" Tag Day Donation to the Busy Bee Band & Honeybees (No cling, just a donation).  We appreciate your continued support!

Busy Bee Band & Honeybees Bumper Sticker (7.5" x 3")

A limited number of 50th Anniversary Alumni pins remain -- place your order because once, they're gone, that's all there is -- we will not be making any additional so, if you like pins and want something to remember the occasion, get your order in.  We'll get pins shipped within a week.