January 2011

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to check out the lay of the land and to see exactly how we would drop off the food. We stopped and talked to Kim Nelson, Director of Northwest Harvest, we explained that we would be dropping off the donations in an hour or so. After checking out the area we made our way over to Marymoor Park and as we pulled into the parking lot we were greeted by a handful of Porsches. It was just a little past Noon and we still had an hour to go. As we were parking the car and went over to meet the early arrivals, more cars started to pull into the parking lot, one after another and soon the lot was getting full. Somewhere around 12:30 the first wave of Mini Coopers started to arrive and before long the parking lot was overflowing with cars. This was a sight for sore eyes; more cars than Greg and I had dreamed of. I'm not sure of the final count, as the cars kept coming in, but we had somewhere around 35 Mini Coopers and 65 Porsches. This was quite a sight, as we had an early Mini with a right hand drive, and early 911 Porsches and even two Carrera GTs! from the Eastside Harley Davidson where doing a great job of getting the cars in and out with tremendous speed. It was very impressive to see the cars pulling up and in no time the donations were unloaded. Dan Hallett of the Eastside Harley Owners Group was one of the many volunteers working the event that day. When asked about the day, he said "It was a fun day, with your groups being a major highlight of the event. I got a kick out talking with my 2-wheeled friends about how exciting it was to view others who are passionate about their vehicular addictions and so willing to give to those in need". Once we gave out the directions, we made our way as a group to Redmond Town Center to make our delivery, hitting the road with a hundred cars strong - again, it was quite a Greg and I talked to Kim Nelson with sight, as Greg and I were the last two cars. As Northwest Harvest and we presented her the we arrived at the drop-off spot the volunteers checks for the two car clubs. PNWR donated 12 January 2011 a check in the amount of $1,000, with our members contributing about $700 in personal checks, and the Mini Club members donated about $3,300 in checks. Although we never received the final poundage count of the food collected by Northwest Harvest from each club, it was easy to declare a winner for this competition. The winner was Northwest Harvest!! I want to thank all of the club members from both clubs who donated food and money, and who took time out of this busy holiday season to come out and support this great cause! Let's do it again next year! I am truly looking forward Saturday, December 3, 2011.

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