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MOSES LAKE-Moses Lake residents helped spread good will toward children through the American Legion’s Teddy Bear Drive last weekend.
Forty-seven motorcyclists pulled up to Pioneer Village Senior Apartments to collect more than 150 stuffed bears donated by Pioneer Village residents and staff and members of the Moses Lake community, said Jeanne O’Brien, community manager at Pioneer Village.
The bears are delivered to police officers and EMTs in the Brewster and Oroville area to give to children in distress, she said.
Forty-seven motorcyclists from American Legion posts 209, 34, 97, 9 and 84, and members of the Association of Recovering Motorcyclists and East Pierce County chapter of American Bikers Aiming Toward Education showed up to pick up and deliver the bears.
“It’s a way for Pioneer Village residents to show thanks for letting us get involved in something that’s a good cause,” said O’Brien.
Pictured: Pioneer Village Apartments residents and staff and members of the Moses Lake community collected more than 150 stuffed bears for the American Legion’s teddy bear drive.
By Lynne Lynch
Columbia Basin Herald
MOSES LAKE-Moses Lake retirement communities and the Moses Lake Senior Center joined together to host possibly the first senior picnic to honor grandparents here.
The event attracted more than 100 people to Moses Lake’s McCosh Park Friday, said Jeanne O’Brien, of Pioneer Village, a Moses Lake independent living facility.
The goal of the event was to celebrate grandparents, she explained.
“We all pulled it together,” O’Brien said. “It was a wonderful event.”
She previously met with some employees from The Monroe House, Moses Lake Senior Center, Hearthstone and Summerwood about celebrating grandparents with the picnic.
Pepsi, Carver Family Funeral Home, Pioneer Village, Moses Lake Rental, and the Moses Lake Senior Center either assisted with the event or donated items.
Activities included raffles, a water balloon fight, croquet and music. Gift baskets were also offered.
Attendees included seniors, their children and caregivers.
“We plan on continuing this for seniors in Moses Lake,” O’Brien said. “It’s a start for a wonderful event.”
Photo courtesy of Jeanne O’Brien