Good Fruit Grower

December 2012

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Growing together From its beginning, the Washington Apple Education Foundation has been investing in the continued growth and health of farm communities. Funded and managed by the Washington agricultural industry, the WAEF is a grower supported foundation for managing community investments. WAEF funded community outreach programs offer aid and services to farmworkers and their families. WAEF investment grows educational opportunities at every stage of development: the Ready for Kindergarten early education program at Orondo school district and Toppenish Play and Learn organized by Catholic Family and Child Services. In Yakima La Casa Hogar and Ready by Five received WAEF support for early education preparedness programs. WAEF is helping to expand adult education programs in Chelan and Manson school districts. Friends of Buena Library added an adult ESL course with funding from WAEF. WAEF supports student excellence and unique education opportunities: WAEF provided awards to young scientists at the Mid-Columbia Science Fair and WAEF organized the Central Washington Regional Spelling Bee. In 2012 college scholarship awards were greater than 475,000 dollars - an investment in 187 students raised in fruit growing communities. This year the Grady & Lily Auvil Memorial Fund provided nearly $200,000 for higher education tree fruit programs and research at Wenatchee Valley College and WSU. with your support Please join Rears and our family of dealers in supporting the Washington Apple Education Foundation. Drop by the WAEF booth at the Washington Horticultural Show, December 3, 4 & 5; purchase a raffle ticket to win this year's prize centerpiece: a 2013 400 gallon TTN Powerblast sprayer. Rears has also donated a 750 series 6' OMF orchard flail for silent auction; all proceeds to benefit WAEF. For details contact the WAEF: their offices are listed below or drop by their booth during the show. 2900 Euclid Avenue Wenatchee WA 98801 509 663 7713 Rears Manufacturing Company 800.547.8925 GOOD FRUIT GROWER DECEMBER 2012 25 made in usa usa

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