The header picture is of the local Donation Day parade yesterday. This is an annual tradition in downtown Grass Valley that has been occurring since 1883. The original idea was for the local school children to bring a piece of wood and a potato to help those in need. It is still run by the Ladies Relief Society, and now the children bring canned goods to donate. The event has grown by far, and as far as I know is unique to western Nevada County. What a great way to teach our children about coming together to help one another.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you and to wish you a happy holiday. I know that the holidays can be hard, but my wish for each of you is for a bit of peace and joy during this season–whatever that looks like for you. Thank you each for being a part of our community, our family, this year. We appreciate you.
And in honor of the season, we thought it would be fun to share some island love this week with a sale on our Kona Blend. It’s $2 off per pound this week, and you can try a cup on us with the code Island Christmas*. I have never been to Hawaii at Christmas time, but I imagine the warm breezes blowing across the coffee plants. They will be blooming in the spring, with their fragrant blossoms wafting through the air. It’s so different from the snow and cold that so many of us experience at Christmas–but equally joyful.
Where ever you are this season, I hope that you are drinking good coffee and finding moments of peace and joy. We’ll be open for the final Cornish Christmas tonight, and then for the next two days. We will be closed Christmas Day so that all of our staff can enjoy the day with family. Merry Christmas!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Kona Blend. Code expires on 12.29.17. Limit one free cup per customer please. Valid only at Carolines Coffee Roasters, 128 S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA. Code/Offer has no cash value.