Western Growers 2013 Award of Honor winner, Jon Vessey, will be remembered at a tribute ceremony this Saturday in his hometown of Holtville, California. Jon, a former member of the WG Board of Directors and decades-long member of the association, passed away last weekend after a long, but courageous battle with leukemia.
The tribute will be held on Saturday, June 21 at 10 a.m. at the Barbara Worth Country Club, 2050 Country Club Dr., Holtville, California, 92250 (760) 356-5800. A live feed of the memorial may be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf-H0mdWM3I
The family recommends that in lieu flowers, donations be made in Jon's name to the following organizations: The University of Arizona Foundation, "Jon Vessey Fund," College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, PO Box 210036, Tucson, AZ 85721; Western Growers Foundation http://www.westerngrowersfoundation.org/donate or Boys & Girls Club (Holtville Site), PO Box 1277, Brawley, CA 92227.
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