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Rotary hosting holiday cakes and hams sale

Once again this year, as has been the tradition for more than 38 years, the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood is selling Heritage Holiday Cakes and Smoked Hams (again this year from Brandt Meats) for Rotary projects, as was announced recently by Ted Morrison, past president of the Rotary club and chairman of the fundraising event.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood supports many community services such as Lakeridge Health – Oshawa, the Colonel R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre, senior citizens, challenged adults in the community, the Kids’ Safety Village of Durham Region, Participation House, Grandview Children’s Centre, YMCA, Simcoe Hall Settlement House, Feed The Need Durham, the Back Street Mission, Mary Street School, Ontario Tech University, Durham College, and many other services, here in Durham Region and throughout the world – like the eradication of Polio – worldwide.

“The Heritage Holiday Cake is a two-pound eight-ounce fruit cake, and is packaged in a gold and red box. Reasonably priced at $25 each, it makes for a very affordable Christmas gift. The all-butter fruit cakes with brandy extract make a perfect end to a traditional festive dinner or make an elegant gift idea for your family, friends and corporate clients. Many people tend to think of fruit cakes as a treat only to be served at Christmas, but we are pleased to say they make great gifts all year round,” says Morrison.

“Available this year, we have 2 kg Smoked Black Forest Style Hams from Brandt Meats, delivered in a Brandt bag. They are lean hams, mildly cured, delicately smoked and cooked and can be enjoyed oven baked, sliced for sandwiches, or cubed in a salad. The purchase price for 2 kg Brandt Black Forest Ham is a real bargain at $30,” he adds.

“We have seen a significant increased demand from the business community in Oshawa over the last few years. We thank them very much. Many corporations and companies are changing their gift giving to those that the whole family can appreciate. Businesses and organizations want to treat their employees and their customers in a manner which better reflects their company’s values. And that is why the Holiday Cakes and Hams have become very popular holiday gifts for your family, friends, neighbours, employees, coworkers, or even your favourite customers.

Orders must be placed before Nov. 15. Contact Ted Morrison at 905-623-3810 or email, or Rotarian David Andrews at 905-576-0187 or email

The Cakes and Hams will be available sometime in the first week of December, just in time for the gift giving season.

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