Letters to the Editor

Letters | Tree farm grateful to flood cleanup helpers

Mountain Creek Tree Farm and the Kassian family would like to thank the following people who came to our farm on March 17. They helped after Tate Creek flooded, bringing hundreds of tons of sand and gravel onto more than 1,000 Christmas trees on February 22.

Helpers included Mayor Ken Hearing and his wife Marie, Mayor Matt Larson and his wife Jennifer, Venturing Crew 115 and Boy Scout Troop 115 of Snoqualmie, with Kim Ferree and wife Anita; Boy Scout Troop 466 of North Bend; Venturing Crew 954 of Covington with advisor John Hearing; Boy Scout Troop 945 of Covington, and parents of many of the Scouts and Venturing Crews. A special thanks goes to our friend Marie Hearing, who, after seeing the damage, alerted John Hearing. He contacted Kim Ferree, and they organized the work party of Scouts and Venture Crews.

They worked very hard, clearing sand and gravel away from trees as much as three feet deep. They pushed wheelbarrows full of dirt and covered roots that had been uncovered by the flood, cleaning up around 500 Noble and Turkish firs.

Again, we want to thank all of you who helped. Your hard work was very much appreciated by this family.

The Kassian Family, Marilyn, Bill, Craig and Cary



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