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Washington Winners Help Plant Trees in Rippey Cemetery, May 16, 2009

Cold, Wind, Fail to Deter Tree Planters at Rippey Cemetery!
Washington Winners Help Plant Trees in Rippey Cemetery, May 16, 2009

Members of the Washington Winners 4-H Club were among the group that planted trees in the Rippey Cemetery on a cold and windy May, 16, 2009!

Cold, Wind, Fail to Deter Tree Planters at Rippey Cemetery

    A number of volunteers braved cold and wind Saturday morning, May 16, 2009, to plant trees at the Rippey Cemetery.  The trees had been purchased with a $1,000 grant from Trees Forever.  Temperatures were in the low 40’s, with wind gusts of 15 to 25 mil
 per hour from the northwest!
    Trustees Roger Norgren and Mary Ann Hick had gone to the nursery a couple of weeks earlier to choose the trees, which were delivered around 8:10 a. m. on the 16th.
    John Muir, “the hero of the day”, furnished a tractor and post hole digger, which made the planting go much faster.  Members of the Washington Winners 4-H Club, with their leader, Mark Kenan, along with some 4-H members’ fathers, rounded out the help.

    4-H members involved in the planting were, Dylan Fouch, Katlynn Gannon, Shawn Kenan, Harry Johnston, Cassidy McNichols, and Eli Muir, and 4-H fathers volunteering were Kevin Fouch, Bobby Muir and Ned Johnston.  Others from the community were Kyle Kenan
nd Kevin Hick.  Colleen Norgren furnished snacks and was kept busy caring for Isabella and Jack Norgren, who were visiting grandma and grandpa.  The cold wind didn’t seem to bother them, but they are low to the ground!
    Jean Borgeson said she helped as much as her “older body” would allow, but mostly took pictures.  The group was sure glad when that last tree was put into the ground!  Jean admitted it took the heating pad and a three-hour nap to finally get warmed up!
A big thank you to all these volunteers who helped complete this project.