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Patch Pal of February 2017Otis Suggs

Our Patch Pal of the Month for February is Otis Suggs!

Otis found his way to the Blueberry Patch a couple of years ago and has been a great volunteer at the front gate, helping in the food area and has created some incredible visual art pieces for the last two Burning Blueberry Brother events. He is one of our newest Sharevival board members and a great overall volunteer. If you don’t know him, you should!

Thank you for all that you do!

Peace, Love & Blueberries!

Patch Pal of January 2017Wyly and Jessica Weeks

Our Patch Pals for the Month of January are Wyly and Jessica Weeks!

If you attended Burning Blueberry Brother 14, they were two of our most dedicated volunteers. If you enjoyed the nest, thank them. If you enjoyed the black light area, thank them. Did you see Steampunk Santa?

Wyly and Jess have been volunteers and have grown with us over the years. Their effort and enthusiasm is to be celebrated! Thank you both for all you do!

Peace, Love & Blueberries!

Patch Pal of December 2016Kari Fremont

 

Our Patch Pal of the Month for December is Kari Fremont.

Originally from Port Orange, Kari moved to St. Pete to study Marine Biology at the University of South Florida. Through her studies, she has traveled across Florida studying the preservation of marine life, with a strong focus on coral life and sea turtles. Due to her stellar grades and achievements, we are so proud to announce that Kari was inducted into the honor society just last week!

Kari can be found working at the door most Patch nights, alongside her amazing other half, Dustin Trimmer (Link). They were both involved with preparations for Burning Blueberry Brother this year and were even involved in the Conclave performance prior to the effigy burn.

We are so happy to have this dynamic couple involved with the Blueberry Patch and look forward to their future in growing with the Patch, bringing us into the next generation of Patch Pals.

Thank you for all that you do, inside and outside of the Blueberry Patch. You are an amazing citizen of our planet and your kindness is not overlooked or unappreciated!

 

Patch Pal of November 2016Chris Pack

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Our Patch Pal of the Month for November is Christopher Joel Pack.

Originally from Spartanburg, SC, Chris has been living in the Tampa Bay area for over a decade. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as KC-135 Crew Chief, a military aerial refueling aircraft. A civilian now, Chris makes his living as a graphic designer and can be seen around town twisting everyone into a frenzy as the lovable front man in Twisty Chris and the Puddin’ Packs and behind the drums as the energetic DinoSarge in the local punk band, Nerds Raging.

Chris has been attending Patch nights on a regular basis over the last year where he can be seen checking ID’s at the gate. He attends most volunteer Saturday’s and has been known to recruit his fellow band mates to assist with some of the heavy lifting on larger projects.

You can see Chris on stage at The Blueberry Patch later this month with Twisty Chris and the Puddin’ Packs at our 14th Annual Burning Blueberry Brother – Da Vinci’s Workshop on November 19th.

Veteran’s Day is coming up – November 11th. When you see Chris, be sure to thank him for his service to both the Blueberry Patch and to our country.
Peace, Love & Blueberries!

Patch Pal of October 2016Sara Maugere

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We are thrilled to announce that our Patch Pall for the month of October is Sara Maugere!

Sara is a Tampa native who spends much of her time bouncing between Tampa and St. Pete. Sara originally came to The Blueberry Patch a few years ago but began calling it home when she started attending events regularly since January of this year. She is one of the first to walk through the door on a Patch night and can almost always be seen working the 7 o’clock shift volunteering at the door. She has proven to be a consistent and reliable member of our Patch family and for that, we have asked her to act as our vendor liaison!

Sara is incredibly talented and fluent when it comes to her understanding of sign language. You can occasionally see her on stage during our Open Mic events, turning words into beautiful performances by interpreting lyrics as sign language. Sara supports local music and is beloved by many of the bands and artists.

Sara, you are a wonderful gift to the Blueberry Patch. Thank you for your dedication to our community and we are thankful for all that you do!

Peace, Love & Blueberries!

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