Volunteers lend a handon Washington farm
There was 2 inches of snow at the Flicks' farm two days before members of the Rocky Reach Ward in East Wenatchee, Wash., were going to volunteer for their "Make a Difference Day."
David and Linda Flick and their son, Donald, had moved into the 80-acre farm with a 110-year-old house, barn and other buildings 13 miles east of Waterville, Wash., about 38 miles from the ward's chapel.
When the Flick family moved in, David was finishing up a tour in Iraq with a National Guard unit, and home teachers noticed that Linda Flick had been painting the home, but there was a lot more work to be done.
Forty volunteers came on Oct. 31 and cleaned out the top of the barn, carried and stacked seven tons of hay inside, repaired and painted the barnyard fence, insulated the chicken coop and finished the chicken run, built new fences for the pasture, repaired and put new trim on one of the sheds, painted the trim on the house and, using a backhoe, lowered the soil level in the back and on the side of the house in order to allow the water to run away from the house instead of into the basement.
David Flick is currently employed at the Chelan County Regional Justice Center. Linda Flick is enrolled in the nursing program at Wenatchee Valley College to become a registered nurse.
— Eunice Merrill