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Young is a towering figure

I read in a recent edition of The Union about Don Young and his recent donation of land to Penn Valley and the intended contribution of land to Gateway Park.

It was my privilege to meet Don Young several years ago. I had a few contacts with him at his modest ranch home. He is indeed a very humble individual, with no pretenses of any sort. However, I found him to be very versed in many areas and informative about current events. At the time, I was not aware of his wealth; he did not talk about his many real estate holdings. I know that Don could make much more money selling the property rather than making property contributions and being given tax deductions. But this is Don, reaching out to the community without any fanfare. I’m sure, knowing Don, that The Union publicity probably made him feel a little uneasy.

Our hats are off to you, Don. Enjoy your travels … you have certainly earned them!



Joe Vielbig

Grass Valley


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