To the Editor:

I am writing to express our extreme gratitude for the incredible service provided to my husband and I by Fred Meyer Gas Station staff and the mechanics at Independent Auto Repair during our visit this past weekend.

Our motorhome experienced mechanical problems after fueling at the Fred Meyer gas station and could not be restarted. So thankful for Gage and the young woman (did not get her name), working that day. Gage helped us move our rig away from the gas island into an isolated space of the lot where the FM manager gave us permission to leave it for the night.

Monday, we followed up on a recommendation for Independent Auto Repair. Wonderful people!! Within minutes they had us started enough to move from the gas station and park on Water Street in front of their establishment. Two gentlemen came out and diagnosed a starter problem — and refused any compensation for allowing us to use their power box and the diagnosis.

Long, frustrating story short — both my husband and I are eternally grateful for the help we received at both the Fred Meyer Gas Station and Independent Auto Repair. In both locations the staff did all they could to help us remediate a very, very frustrating situation.

Those bands we were able to see at the Jazz in the Valley event were wonderful and we will definitely return next year.

Thanks again to Gage and young woman at Fred Meyer as well as the guys at Independent Auto Repair.

Molly Baasch

Gig Harbor


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