a big success
The American Red Cross blood drawing on June 28 was an
outstanding success. The Yakima Valley Dairy Women sponsored this event, with
Carol Van Slageren as chairperson. We were honored to have with us Yakima
Valley Dairy Princess Desiree Pritchett.
We were so pleased to have exceeded our goal of 64 units. We
had 91 presenters, 12 first-time donors. Seventeen were unable to give, leaving
74 units collected. Many thanks to all the donors, who are the lifeline for the
flow of blood in the Valley. Because of their efforts, 222 people will have
another chance at life.
A special thank you to the sponsors for donating the juice,
cookies, cheese, crackers and ice cream sandwiches, to United Methodist Church
for the use of its hall and to Max of Washington Corrugators for displaying the
banner at Centennial Square.
It is always heartwarming to see some of the same people
donate every time, no matter how difficult it may be to get there. And it is so
remarkable the amount of first-time donors there are, along with the young
And then there are the volunteers who services are always
appreciated: Myrtis Lang, Alice Benedetti, Ramona Meek, Phyllis Morris, Ella
Mae Lochner, Carolyn DeGroot, Janelle DeGroot, John and Bev Koopman, Teresa
Bron, Brenda Prins and Margaret DeRuyter.
Lucky winners for the drawing were Cristina Galvez, John
Koopman, Tom Bos, Jason Aguilar, Jeff Kinsey and Wendy Tolick. We will have
another drawing for t-shirts on Aug. 30.
Thank you, Bob Story, for the front page highlighted article
in the Daily Sun News. It really brought people out for this very important
We hope to see all of you at the next American Red Cross
blood drawing on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the United Methodist Church hall from 1
to 6 p.m.
/s/ Marie Handy, blood drawing chairperson
Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Department recently held its
25th annual South Hill Park campout. This overnight campout was attended by 14
youngsters, and it included games, crafts, movies, dinner and breakfast the
A successful event such as this one would not have been
possible without the help of many local businesses and volunteers.
We would like to thank the following businesses for their
support of this event: Arby's, Domino's, KFC, McDonald's, Safeway, Subway and
the Daily Sun News. All in attendance enjoyed the donations immensely.
We would also like to thank the following people for their
service in making this event a fun and enjoyable one: Sunnyside Fire Department
for coming out to the park and showing the kids the fire truck and getting them
wet, Sunnyside Police Department for their time to keep the event safe, and the
Sunnyside Migrant Council for letting us use the community center. Also, thanks
to the volunteers and recreation staff who helped chaperone this event.
Thanks again to all the volunteers, sponsors and youngsters
who helped make this memorable event a success.
/s/ Jennifer Jones, Sunnyside Recreation assistant