Snow is on the ground and cheer is in the air. It looks quite a bit like Christmas around the Klamath Basin. The holiday spirit is alive and well at Gold Dust!
Last Thursday (December 20th), if you visited the offices at the shed you may have noticed some of the office staff were dressed in “festive” (the word being a euphemism) sweaters. Since these folks usually are sharper dressers than what the photos show, you can surmise it was the annual ugly Christmas sweater contest. This year, there was a tie (who knew there could be two sweaters that terrible, right?) between Laura and Necia. If you thought those were nice enough to wear to your Christmas dinner, you may want to fire your stylist.
The next day, Tacos Ala Mexicana were brought in for Christmas lunch for the shop, shed and office crews. Tables were set up on the shed floor while Gold Dust’s employees visited and lunched on enchiladas, tacos, rice and beans. After the cake was cut and served, on behalf of the partners, Weston thanked everyone for their continued hard work and dedication before wishing a Merry Christmas to all.
As you read in our last blog post “Gold Dust Hits The Road For Food Bank and SOOF“, Gold Dust donated 40,000 pounds of potatoes to Southern Oregon Outreach Foundation and the Klamath Lake Counties Food Bank. Also in the blog post, you may have noticed the employees were raising money for Toys For Tots and the food bank. How much was raised? The employees pooled together $300, which was matched by Gold Dust’s partners to bring the total to $600 to be split evenly between the two organizations. Well done!
Before wrapping up this post (unintentional Christmas pun!), on behalf of Bill, John, Weston and Tricia, we hope you had a Merry Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year. And to our employees, who work in the shed, the fields, the shop and in our offices, again, thank you for everything you do to make Gold Dust and Walker Brothers successful. Without our hardworking crews, we couldn’t be the best farm and processing plant in the Basin. Thank you.
Here’s to a bright 2013!