Hundreds of people poured into the Curran Apple Orchard in late August to celebrate the 22nd annual Cider Squeeze by picking apples, making cider and enjoying lively outdoor entertainment.
The Curran Orchard Cider Squeeze is a beloved community tradition that invites tree adopters and other members of the community to enjoy the fruit of more than 250 trees in the orchard. Event goers sat beneath their apples trees or on the hillside below listening to the Sunset Bible Bluegrass Band. There they enjoyed fresh apple pie with ice cream and some great music.
Thank you so much to all of the 2016 tree adopters, CORE and other volunteers whose support make this event possible every year. Tree adoption information is available online at www.curranappleorchard.com. Current tree adopters have priority to readopt trees annually, and new applications are accepted in January for the following season.
Special thanks to the following people who helped make the 22nd annual Cider Squeeze a success:
Louise Acosta, Regina Anderson, Debbie Andre, Thomas Arter, Lana Bacon, Sally & Bill Barrett, Melody Boylan, M. Bradley, Kelly & Diane Bradley, Team Brain Energy, Kathy Brown, Dave & Gretchen Buck, Jennifer Carlson, Chambers Bay Women’s Club, the Chow Family, Ian & Karen Chow-Miller, Alec & Tina Coleman, Robert & Lara Cooper, Katrina Coovert, Patti Daily, Mike Davis, Jane Davison, Howard Dempsey, Kristine Docherty, Karen & Reg Fennell, Abbie Fennell, Teresa Ferreira, Petty Fuchs, Stephanie Gaston, Rebecca Giovani, Greg Gooch, Sue Gurley, Don Hager, Lee Haines, Dan Hall, Amy & Andy Hand, Lois Hanford, Irene Hauzinger, Nancy Henderson, Lillian Herd, Cliff Higley, Sean & Chris Hoey, Scott Hoover, Ray Humphreys, Andrew Hutchison, Taylor Johnson, Johan Karlsen, Judith Karman, Bill & Sharon Klancke, Laura Klein, Debbie Klosowski, Kristin Koontz, Robert & Sandra Kuharic, Patrick Langevin, Gertrude Langton, Fred Langton, Peter & Coni Liljengren, Kaelah & Jeff Maki, Merissa Marr, Emma & Tony Martelli, Lester & Emilia Martin, Marylou Michael, the Mitchell Family, Bob Mohr, Joanne Moran, Jason & Patty Mykland, Cooperative Narrows, Scott & Katrina Neff, Joe Norton, Catherine Nugent, Family Orrino, Linda Patten, Leslie & David Pearson, Pat Pepper, Pavel Petryakov, Linda Piccolotto, Maryellen Priedeman, Ann Read, Teresa Reid, Marie & Robert Robertson , Jane Robinson, Terry & Donna Roth, Family Schligher, Brandie Shipps, Daniel & Allison Shoop, Bev Smith, Lavin Stavich, Tony & Dianne Stefanko, Katherine Stinson-Jenny, Jay Stricherz, Harry & Della Taylor, Steve & Pat Thompson, Jan Thornburg, Cheryl Torem, Shirley Tronsgard, Amy Utecht, Mark VanBeek, Steve Voigt, Lawrence Warwick, Kathleen Weber, Jenny Wetzel, Susan Wigley, Jessica Wille, Marcy & Tom Williams, Charles Williams, Victor & Ann Wilson, Kristin Wysong and the Charles Wright Academy Kindergarten.
CORE (Curran Orchard Resource Enthusiasts)
Sally and Bill Barrett, Bob Bennett, Gretchen Buck, Kris Docherty, Abbie Fennell, Karen Fennell, Reggie Fennell, Sue Gurley, Debbie Klosowski, Rick Mercier, Robert Sweet, Laura Thomas, Larry Warwick, Jill Worthington.
Press Operators – Sally Barrett, Ethan and Ellie Froney, Arne Handeland, Rick Gamas, Mark Holmes, Bill Horn, Chris Horn, Gregg Howe, Dan Morris, Robert and Martha Nohle, Tyler Pease, Mark and Kelly Stave, Tom and Marcy Williams, and Larry and Patty Warwick.
Volunteers – Charles Williams, Luz Davison, Amber Davison, Kayla Stewart, Sean Rodrigues, Curtis High School students, the Sunset Bible Bluegrass Band, the “Big Apple” and “Johnny Appleseed.”
Special thanks to the following for their assistance and participation:
Whole Foods, Costco, Hometown Hotdogs, UP Refuse (Roger Gruener), Narrows Cooperative Preschool, United Church in University Place, City of University Place Public Works and Parks (Gary Cooper, Debbie Sage and Chris Driscoll), City of UP Finance Department and Howard Lee.