Thursday, February 19, 2009

Eagle Project

We spent Valentine's Day completing Clark's Eagle Project.
Clark wanted to pick citrus and donate it to the United Food Bank. He has spent the past several weeks coordinating with the Food Bank, passing out fliers to 400 homes asking if they would like their citrus picked, recruiting volunteers, organizing teams and leaders and planning the breakfast.

We had no idea how many volunteers to expect. We were so appreciative of the over 80 family members, ward members, Scout leaders, neighbors and friends who spent part of their morning helping Clark. With the help of 8 team leaders, we were able to pick about 48 orange, lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine trees.

Gathering for breakfast of donughts, milk and juice...
Clark giving one of our great "team leaders" his instructions...

Some of our faithful volunteers...


Awesome family members who worked so hard...



just a few of the juicy grapefruit that were picked...


Does it get any better than climbing trees and tossing fruit?...

Filling up one of the 10 gaylords that was distributed around the neighborhood...


When all the fruit was picked, we put the lids on the gaylords and sealed them with wrap.
We are so appreciative of all those that made this a successful project.
Clark was able to surpass his goal of 4000 lbs of citrus and he accumulated over 260 hours in just 4 hours from all the volunteers!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all those that participated!







2 comments:

Michelle said...

It was such a pleasure to finally be able to repay some of the many many hours your family have spent helping in our neighborhood both at school and church. Clark, you did a great job!

Julie said...

Hi Curt,
I am Julie (Smith) Johansen. Our parents were close friends and we used to visit you in AZ all the time. I am looking for your mom's phone number for some help for something I am doing for my parents (Glen & Jeanne Smith) 50th wedding anniversary. I left a message on Chuck's blog too. Could you please email me her phone number? Thanks! Julie. (email: Julie@SearchUtahRealEstate.com) PS I enjoyed your blog! I have a son working on his Eagle project right now too. He is the youngest of my 5 kids. I also have two grandkids. Hard to believe I got to be such an old lady so soon.