Earth Day 2015 Celebration and Honoring
Townsend Leather had an exciting time celebrating Earth Day 2015, balanced with fun and meaning.
Townsend is so lucky to have such scenic beautiful property. We spent part of the day outside in our company pavilion next to our pond enjoying food, conversation, and the great outdoors. Our annual event focused on having fun and enjoying the beautiful area we live and work in – our own backyard.
Not many people can say they work at a place with its own pavilion, outdoor seating areas, grass to walk in, trees to sit under, plants to admire, a creek to listen to, and even their own pond! But we are so grateful for our access to nature and this day we fully enjoyed it.
After some food and relaxation, Jared spoke to the group relaying the news of our newly awarded 2015 Top Work Place recognition and excitement for the impress team we have.
We then, as a company, took a moment to reflect on Townsend’s past and honored the late great matriarch of Townsend Leather, Dorothy Kucel.
When we are all fed, we will gather by the Red Memorial Park sign, to take a moment to reflect on Townsend’s past and to honor the late great matriarch of Townsend – Dorothy Kucel.
Dorothy, Red Kucel’s (Townsend Leather Founder) wife / Terry Kucel’s(Chairman of the Board/Townsend Legend), Louise Kucel’s (Shipping Leader), and Kevin Kucel’s(Director of OEM Aircraft Sales) mother / Sarah (SVP of Sales and Marketing) and Tricia’s (SVP of Customer Service) grandmother, and relative or friend to countless other… was a founding member of Townsend Leather and instrumental to its history and lore, she passed away this past fall.
Townsend Partners honored her legacy and memory by planting lilac bushes (her favroite) at the Red Kucel Memorial Park (Townsend’s pavilion/park/backyard).
After honoring a Townsend legacy we took some time to honor the earth, in one of the strangest and funnest ways we could. We had prepared to garden areas in front of our main building and then we setup for fun! Using “Seed Bombs” from our friends on Etsy we planted wildflowers.
How often do you get to throw dirt clumps at your boss?! We planted wildflowers by throwing them at our President and SVP of Production! They were kept safe with custom made cardboard shields and face masks, but as soon as we said the word go a storm of seed bombs were launched their way!
Most were hand thrown, but we also had a handcrafted catapult on hand to give the seeds some extra umph!
Jared and Jeff were great sports about it and kept the fun going until the last seed was thrown.
We worked together to press the seeds in and jump start the growth.
It was tremendous fun with lots of laughs and good times. Watching the smiles on everyone’s faces as the seed bombs were launched and exploded against Jeff and Jared’s shields (and sometimes heads or faces) was a delight. This is an impressive team of people who so willingly join together to make fun and meaningful moments happen. We can’t wait for next year!