by John Aldrich
As a sign of progression in the cycle of events that characterize the year at ANE, the food for the fall food runs was delivered to the warehouse yesterday. Again, C.J. Robb coordinated the purchase at Walmart and Boyd Mitchell drove the big truck that was able to get everything to the warehouse in two trips instead of the usual three.
A small but stalwart group of volunteers turned out to help unload the truck, move the pallets, and stack the cases of food around the periphery of the warehouse. This photo, taken towards the end of the morning after most of the food was stacked in place, shows the group.
Here is Boyd with the truck which this time was an open bed hauler with what seemed like a bit more square footage than the enclosed trucks we are used to. Also seen here is Jake who is Sam's nephew.
Nevertheless we did have three energetic young people to help with the lifting.
I'd like to add a special tribute to Leroy who always seems to show up when help is needed the most.
And also deserving special recognition is our steady and dependable warehouse manager, C.J. Robb.