Gleaning Kick-off parties planned in Clallam County libraries

The Washington State University Extension has planned three Gleaning Kick-off parties for Monday through Wednesday.

The parties are free and open to the public and will be held at three North Olympic Library System branches.

• Monday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

• Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

• Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

All events will be a 1940s-themed tea party with snacks and refreshment, as well as information about the WSU’s gleaning program and how to become a Clallam Gleaner.

“Gleaning is an old-fashioned word that means harvesting extra fruits and vegetables which are left in the field after a farmer has already picked everything they can sell,” AmeriCorps intern and WSU gleaning coordinator Sharah Truett said in a news release.

Participants can bring a light tea party snack to share, and are welcome to dress in a ’40s-themed costume. According to the release, the reason for the theme is that the ’40s was the last decade that gleaning was widespread in the U.S.

For more information, contact Truett at or call 360-565-261.

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