800_pecansonpeachtree-croppedShepherd Center Auxiliary has kicked off its annual fundraising event, Pecans on Peachtree, now through Dec. 21.

For more than 30 years, Pecans on Peachtree has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund patient-related programs at Shepherd Center through the annual holiday sales of hand-packed, freshly grown Georgia pecans.

Pecans on Peachtree offers an assortment of pecans and treats designed especially for holiday gift giving, priced from $13 and up. The nuts and chocolate-covered pecans are great for corporate gifts, teacher gifts, a neighborhood gift exchange and even last-minute gift needs.

Pecans on Peachtree items can be picked up in person at Shepherd Center or shipped via UPS. To order, visit PecansOnPeachtree.org or call 1-877-573-2267).

Last year, the Shepherd Center Auxiliary sold more than seven tons of pecans, raising more than $140,000 in net proceeds for programs that support physical rehabilitation patients and their families during their stay at Shepherd Center.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.