Local youth play key role in annual “Friendship Harvest”

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Volunteers Marius Venable and Colin Sparks, from the Maison des Jeunes de Sillery, were all smiles as they picked apples from one of the orchard's younger trees.

On the last weekend of summer, September 15 and 16, over 200 volunteers from several community organizations met at the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge to pick apples. According to Gaston Nadeau, coordinator of the Maison des Jeunes de Sillery (MJS), the Récolte de l'Amitié has been taking place annually for the past eighteen years.