Hollister Hills Tree Planting

Esprit de Four Volunteers and Volunteer guests: I wish to extend a big “Thank you” to those who took time out of their weekend to help plant 50 trees at Hollister Hills SVRA on Saturday, February 3rd. We had 18 volunteers and two young people. What a day, we started out by meeting Patty Forbes at the park at 9 a.m. By 9:20 we had the trees, tools and other supplies loaded up and heading out to the area where Patty wanted the trees planted. After a short demonstration, everything just came together. I know that sounds “corny”, but it’s true. Everyone found a job, worked hard, and we were able to get all 50 trees planted, 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 and we were done!!!. What a great bunch of volunteers, a Big “THANK YOU” to: * Ellen Layendecker; * Mike and Navi Phorn; * Ole Stortroen; * Chuck Rippen; * Jay Lohr; * Tom Vella; * Richard Beard; * Dennis Holler; * Ava Moore; * Steve Bartolomei, with Ashley and Collin; * Ron Heath; * Ed Lorenzen; * Dirk Martin; * Darell Kroeker; and Darell’s friend’s Lynn Warkentin and J.R. Atchison. Darell please extend a “Thank you” to your two friends (non-club members) who helped with the planting. Wow, GREAT job all. Sincerely, Sherry Stortroen (P.S. If I misspelled anyone’s name, please excuse me. )