Peter and Diane Perina, owners of Eastfields Farms in Mathews, closed out their pick-your-own blueberry season this past weekend with their annual collection for the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society.
Diane Perina said all the blueberries picked were discounted for their last weekend, and even so, the farm raised $2,871 for the society.
Not all of this came from sales, she said, as customers dug deep and added to their total. Two people each gave $100 refusing change, she said.
She said, “there are so many hard times now,” adding that she and her husband were grateful for the caring exhibited by their customers.
“The GMHS team is incredibly grateful to Diane and Peter Perina for hosting the recent fundraiser and all of those with a heart for homeless pets who came out in support of the farm and GMHS,” said GMHS executive director April Martinez. “Their generosity ensures pets in need have the opportunity to lead the lives filled with love, care, dignity, and respect they d...
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