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August 29, 2013
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Summer Thyme's helps out English language learners

On Aug.10, Summer Thyme’s — Grass Valley’s beloved local bakery and deli — hosted a musical fundraiser for Partners in English Language Learning (PiELL). PiELL is a Nevada County nonprofit whose mission for over 25 years has been to offer free, one-on-one tutoring to adults learning English as a second language. Summer Thyme’s owner, Amy Cooke, donated a percentage of the proceeds for the day, and local band “Purdon’s Crossing” donated their eclectic, quirky brand of music, as well as their tips.

In total, the event raised $400 for PiELL; this money will go toward outreach, tutor training, and teaching materials.

Anyone interested in volunteering as a tutor can call 530-274-8428 for information, or log onto PiELL’s website at Please consider volunteering for this worthwhile cause; share your good fortune while building cultural bridges. The next two-day tutor training will be Sept. 21 and 28.

Diane Miessler, PiELL board president

Partners in English Language Learning

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The Union Updated Aug 29, 2013 12:34AM Published Aug 31, 2013 09:42AM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.