Celebrating a Century

Santa Cruz Sentinel, “Name Dropping,” May 14, 2017
by Tim Brattan, Grey Bears Executive Director

Joe Jurnecka celebrated his 100th birthday April 28 while volunteering on the Grey Bears brown bag line. At 8 a.m., 75 other volunteers, including his daughter Wendy, stopped filling bags with roots, veggies, greens, oranges, apples and strawberries to sing “Happy Birthday!” to the new centenarian. Cheers followed as he handily blew out the candles on a carrot cake.

“It’s really no big deal,” Joe remarked, “but I really appreciate everyone’s kindness.” Read more>>>