Explorebigsky.com Staff Writer
Big Sky has the chance to win a fruitful orchard that will grow benefits for the community for generations to come. On April 16, voting begins for the 2012 Communities Take Root program, a collaboration between Dreyer’s Fruit Bars and The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation.

Communities Take Root is a program created by Dreyer’s Fruit Bars that helps the brand give back by providing fruit orchards in deserving communities, beautifying neighborhoods, encouraging healthy eating and building strong community relationships. Dreyer’s has already planted 45 orchards in communities across the U.S,, and will award 20 more as part of this year’s campaign.

Visit communitiestakeroot.com every day to cast a vote and support BSCC, who was selected to be a part of this program. People of all ages are encouraged to vote. BSCC could potentially win 25 trees for the park by the end of the summer, “ but we need your daily votes to win,” said Camp Big Sky director Katie Coleman. Even a small group of people can make a big difference by casting a daily vote.

There will be four rounds of winners chosen throughout the summer.

“I feel very hopeful as the program correspondent told me they’ve worked with communities at our elevation before with great success and that our new park is a great candidate,” Coleman said.

Last year, tens of thousands of people voted, and the committee expect seven more participation this year as awareness continues to grow.