Rotarians feed families at the Back to School Event

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Andy Shepherd at the Escabel farm near Wapato, WA,
with Farmer Pedro Escabelcollecting a truck load
 of fresh corn to take back to the Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park

Photos and text by Marj Ando

Lake Forest Park Rotary Club is an active participant in the annual Shoreline Back To School event which provides school supplies, hair cuts, and clothing assistance to Shoreline School District families whose family circumstances make it challenging to adequately prepare their children for school.

Debi Ehrlichman and Robin Roat shuck and stack
800 ears of corn for cooking with the whole team's help.

The event was held from 12:30 to 4pm, Saturday, August 23. LFP Rotary Club workers shucked and prepared over 800 ears of corn, hotdogs in buns, and with drinks of juice, presented them with smiles of welcome for the families.

Rotarians at Work carry on with the lunch preparations.

Thanks go to all of the LFP Rotarian workers: Scott and Wendy Wands, Jim Rohrback, Heidi Shepherd, Paul Sundberg, Debi Ehrlichman, Dic Lawson, Alan Merry, Dave Holbrook, Linda Portnoy, Ed Pearson, Chuck Paulson, Greg Schaeffer, Bob Edwardsen, Fred Lupton, Janette Lemme, Claire Conway, Terry Conway, Robin Roat, Siri Hurlbert, Carol Dahl and Janet Norem, as well as Douglas and Janeice Hoggatt of A Better Day Salon who gave some of the many haircuts with other local hairdressers inside the Learning Center. 

Wendy Wands gets more cobs out of the truck.

Prior to the event held at the North City Learning Center in Shoreline, donations of backpacks, school supplies, hygiene products, socks and underwear were provided by members of the community at locations throughout Shoreline and Lake Forest Park to take to the Learning Center. The children received haircuts, clothing and school supplies, along with the free lunch provided by Lake Forest Park Rotary Club. 

Janet Norem stacks juice cups.

After the families left, 200 ears of corn were left. Janet Norem took all of them to the Food Bank for distribution.


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