When you have amazing office, floor and farm crews made up of some of the best employees found in the Klamath Basin, what do you do?
You have a BBQ!
Last month (July 22nd, to be exact), Gold Dust & Walker Farms invited our employees and their families to BBQ picnic lunch in Malin Park. The smoke gave way to let the sun shine through for a perfect day to have lunch outside. On the menu were hotdogs and hamburgers expertly grilled by Roni Walker’s husband, Dan Reagan. Our employees from the mechanics shop, field crews, hay crews, floor crews, office crews, and frankly anyone who works for Gold Dust & Walker Farms lined up for lunch. Tables were full of folks visiting with people they worked with as well as the families and some people who work for us who they may not have already known.
As part of the fun, we also had games for kids (and some adults!) to play – which eventually broke into a water balloon fight. Moms and kids alike were chasing each other, hands filled with water balloons, throwing and ducking to avoid getting wet. Smiles lit faces while laughter and screaming echoed through Malin Park’s trees. And the best thing to follow a water fight is ice cream!
To help show our appreciation for our workers, we gave them tickets based on the number of years they’ve been with our companies which they could exchange for Gold Dust & Walker Farms merch. Items they could “purchase” included hats, sweaters, Carhart jackets and even some In-N-Out Socks. Employees were also entered in a drawing where they had the opportunity to win In-N-Out gift cards, water bottles, lunch bag and a gift basket full of Gold Dust and Walker Farms swag.
We had a great time, but more importantly, we hope our employees did. It was nice for everyone to gather for a meal under the July sun to share a few laughs. For us to get a chance to show some gratitude and appreciation for the hours and dedication our workers put in to help our farms to be as successful as they are.
Thank you, Gold Dust & Walker Farms employees. We hope to see you all there next time!
If you’d like to join the Gold Dust & Walker Farms team, be sure to check out our job postings. We have employment opportunities from the offices out to the fields, including full time jobs as well as seasonal employment. Our crews are made up of incredible people, and we’re always on the lookout for talent.