Story By: Spencer Porden
A local towing company held a spontaneous fundraiser on Monday after an overturned semi-truck left them with an abundance of apples and pears of all shapes and colors.
On Friday, a semi-truck carrying fruit from two suppliers in Yakima, Washington overturned on I-90 near Sheridan. A+ Services, a towing company in Sheridan, was tasked with disposing of the fruit, which could no longer be sold in stores due to the accident.
Walter Orum, owner of A+ Services, said that he decided to donate the fruit to a good cause, rather than paying to dispose of it at the landfill and letting it go to waste. Orum and his company donated the fruit to the Tongue River Twisters, a local gymnastics team.
The fruit was given away to the public for free, with an option to donate to the gymnastics team to help send them to a state gymnastics competition.