BriarPatch names founders as “volunteers for life”

Harry Bailey and David Bowman have been an integral part of BriarPatch Co-op since the store’s inception.

They were founders and have continued to work for the store through the Patch’s 37 years. At the beginning of their careers at BriarPatch, Bailey and Bowman did a bit of everything.

Not only did they serve on the original board of directors, they also helped out wherever they were needed in the store itself, cashiering, stocking products, working in the warehouse, etc. One of Bowman’s favorite experiences was cutting wheels of cheese into pieces to be wrapped and sold. Most recently, they have volunteered in the grocery department, making sure the shelves were stocked and things ran smoothly.

With their decades of dedication, BriarPatch general manager Chris Maher and the board of directors were pleased to make Bailey and Bowman “Volunteers for Life.”

Board president Alan Weisberg called them pillars of the community as he awarded them their certificates at the November 26, 2013 meeting.

“You’re all sitting around this table because you have the co-op spirit,” Bowman said to the board as he accepted his award.

About BriarPatch Co-op Community Market

Founded in 1976, BriarPatch Co-op is Nevada County’s leading natural food grocer and the county’s first LEED-certified commercial green building. A cooperative business, BriarPatch has 6000 owners and is open to the public. BriarPatch Co-op is located at 290 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley, California, (530) 272-5333.

Photo: Akim Aginsky
From left to right: Chris Maher, David Bowman, Harry Bailey, Alan Weisberg

—By BriarPatch Coop

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