Published on November 20, 2020

Volunteers’ Annual Koeze Nut Sale Tradition Continues

Karen Morey pictured with some of the nuts and goodies at the Koeze Nut sale at MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena.

Pictured: Karen Morey, fundraising chair, in front of this year’s Koeze Nut sale at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. Orders are now being accepted by calling (989) 356-8045 or (313) 378-1879 for curbside delivery service.

Area residents have access to state-of-the-art technology and patient care services at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena thanks in large part to the ongoing fundraising of the Medical Center’s volunteers.

The annual Koeze Nut Sale has been one of the groups most popular and long-standing events as well as the top earner with all dollars raised used to support ongoing projects. The sale has appealed to donors and shoppers throughout the holiday season for many years and features a variety of specialty candy and nuts.

Amanda Timm, volunteer services manager, is pleased that the volunteers have redesigned a sale fitting for the times that she hopes will garner some of the usual community excitement. “In these difficult times, our volunteers felt it was more important than ever to continue the tradition of our Annual Koeze Nut Sale,” said Timm. “They were up for the challenge of offering creative options to our supporters. This year, we will be taking phone and email orders and offer curbside pick-up service. Our fundraiser chair, Karen Morey, has been very open-minded and does an excellent job rallying the troops.”

Curbside pick up orders can be placed by calling Morey at (313) 378-1829 or the volunteer office at (989) 356-8045. An order form is available at Both Morey and Timm are encouraging shoppers to place orders as early as possible.

“So many supply chains have been disrupted this year,” said Morey. “It’s a little hard to predict what will happen. Right now, though, we have an excellent selection of items that any business or family would love to have to celebrate the holidays.”

The Nut Sale runs Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Dec. 18 (pending inventory availability). All proceeds from the sale will be used to support facility upgrades, advanced technology and patient care at the Medical Center in Alpena. “The passion and commitment our volunteers exhibit is always impressive,” Timm added. “They do so much for our patients and staff and their efforts to ensure this tradition continues for our community is a great testament to their dedication.”