Good Morning Mother Lode!
Time to announce this week’s Goodie Of The Week Award Winner! Congratulations to Don Crouch, nominated for his good deeds!(Read the letter below). He wins a gift certificate from J.S. West Ace Hardware in Sonora!
Hello Big Joe and Bridgette, I am writing this to bring to your attention a fine gentleman who has lived and given to our local community the last 20 plus years, Don Crouch. I personally have only known Don for the past three years. In that time I have come to see how much Don gives to Calaveras County and its Citizens. Don made his living in the Bay Area as an electrician after leaving the Military. After retiring Don made his home in the Dorrington area. Don has helped run the “Food Closet” at the Church of the Pines in Arnold for the past 13 years, giving his time and effort unselfishly every Tuesday to help those less fortunate. Don has been involved with the church not only as an Elder but as a mentor and caring shoulder for those who needed comforting. He is an active member of the S.I.R.S. in the Arnold area, attending monthly meetings. Don is a past member of the Volunteer Search and Rescue Team in Calaveras County having been called out at all times of the night! the search for those that had become lost in the forest. I have had the opportunity to work with Don the last 3 years as a member of the Sheriff’s Volunteer Unit. Don at this time holds the highest rank in the Unit as our Volunteer Lieutenant. Don has been with the Unit since May 2001. Since joining he has given over 5900 volunteer hours to the Citizens of Calaveras County. Don as a member of the Unit provides security at parades, security at the Fair, conducts vacation house checks and guides members of the Unit through leadership. As part of the Unit he also provides traffic control, patrol checks, and has operated the Arnold sub station. Don is an excellent example of a person and friend who only asks, “what else may I do to help”? I am sure many of your listeners know Don and would agree with my nomination for your “Goodie of the Week” award.
Thank you for your consideration, Jim Aguilera