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By Tracy Thompson
The Times 

Schulke family finds purpose and focus with pumpkin sales

Donations for pumpkins support Seattle's Ronald


October 17, 2019

Tracy Thompson

Doug Biolo has created a gorgeous display of Schulke pumpkins at his 2nd Street business, Nancy's Dream Garden Center.

In 2002, the Schulke family lost their beloved son and brother Cooper who died at age 7-1/2 from a brain tumor. The Walla Walla area family have addressed the heartache of that loss by growing and selling pumpkins. Lots and lots of pumpkins. Father Jeff, wife Kara, son Campbell and daughter Emerson now grow 27 different varieties of the gourds with hues ranging from the traditional orange, to white and pink to blue and green. The purpose of that bounty is to raise funds to support the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle, the place where the family found solace and a welcoming home during Coope...

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