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Aug. 24, 2019 | Saturday
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Peach Picker’s Picnic returns
The band plays at the 2018 picnic. (Richard Harley/File photo)

Peaches don’t just fall off the trees and into our fruit stands, which is why the Peach Picker’s Picnic this Sunday aims to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the Caribbean and Mexican workers who make the peach harvests possible.

From 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 11, following the weekend’s Peach Festival, offshore workers are invited for an evening of live music, bike repairs and free meals at The Market at Garrison Village on Niagara Stone Road.

The celebration is open to all members of the community. Niagara Workers Welcome, the group behind the appreciation celebration, encourages community members to show their gratitude by attending the event and getting to know the workers, as well as donating money to help cover the costs of the free meals.

A $10 donation will cover one “hearty meal” for a farm worker. Donations can be made via etransfer to niagaraworkerswelcome@gmail.com, with the password welcome.

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