Video: Free potato giveaway in Oroville

Gary DeVon/staff photos Potatoes were delivered in a drive-thru with volunteers in masks handing the spuds to the drivers.

Gary DeVon/staff photos
Potatoes were delivered in a drive-thru with volunteers in masks handing the spuds to the drivers.

OROVILLE – There was a free giveaway of potatoes at Prince’s Center in Oroville on Wednesday, May 6 thanks to the¬†Spokane Hutterian Brethren who donated the potatoes from their farm in Reardan, Washington.

Web-Potatoe-Giveaway-Sign-20051427-20The spuds were delivered by Kevin Barry out of Republic, who drives for Werner Enterprises who paid for his time and let him use one of their trucks. Akins Harvest Foods shared part of their parking lot for the event. Volunteers bagged and handed potatoes to each driver of the vehicles as they drove up one at a time.

See the video here, Potato Giveaway.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.