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Who are the peach pickers?

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They are a group of local community volunteers who have volunteered to pick peaches, apples, Italian plums, apricots, tomatoes and whatever else may need to be picked.

Whatever is picked usually goes to the senior centers in Grand Coulee and Nespelem, and also to the Senior Manor in Grand Coulee. Also, items are delivered to homebound elderly senior citizens in the Grand Coulee Dam area.

Yes, the pickers do sample the products as we would never give out a product that we would not eat ourselves!

A big thank you goes out to all of the citizens who have donated to this project!

Miguel up at the La Presa Restaurant donated peaches, plums and tangerines; Bill and Mary Tylor a tree full of plums; John and Sherry Dazelle also donated plums; Chuck and Millie Goodall and John and Bobbie Klobucher donated cherry tomatoes.

If any local citizens have fruit or veggies to donate, give us a call at 633-2579 and we will try to get the job done, depending on the time the volunteers have at that time.

Thanks a bunch goes out to the following volunteers: Irvin Williamson, Rodney Bise, Earl Cole, Justin Carnahan, Kathy Jagaman, Jim Jagaman, Gary Haven.

A thank you also to Frank and Ora Christman who delivered items up to the Nespelem Seniors.

Thanks a bunch goes out to Harvest Foods in Coulee Dam and also Safeway Food and Drug in Grand Coulee for saving the flat boxes to put the picked fruit into.

There are a lot of good volunteers in the Grand Coulee Dam area and we are all fortunate to have them here.

When was the last time that you said “thank you” or keep up the good work to a volunteer?

A “thank you” doesn’t cost anything and it would mean a lot to a person, not that it is expected by any volunteer.

I’m sorry if I missed naming a volunteer who helped out or a person who donated, as age is creeping on me and my memory isn’t like it used to be.

Thanks a bunch to all of our area volunteers!

Just a helper

Jerry Beierman

 

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