Terry Applegate and Sue Townsley Recognized by City Council

Residents Terry Applegate and Sue Townsley were recognized by the City Council and Economic Development Director Stone James for their volunteer work on several projects over the past year.  Both Terry and Sue helped in organizing and implementing the Great Plates Program during the earlier months of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Great Plates Program offered 250 seniors in Cathedral City, who met certain qualifications, to have three meals delivered to their homes each day from local restaurants to prevent the spread of the coronavirus among our most vulnerable populations.  The program also provided local restaurants with much-needed revenue when the pandemic caused mandatory shutdowns.  The Great Plates Program was a key factor in keeping the restaurants afloat and their employees active and earning money.


This dynamic duo also assisted Economic Development Director Stone James with the education campaign to keep College of the Desert’s Roadrunner Motors located adjacent to the Cathedral City Auto Center.  They assisted in organizing the business leaders, key stakeholders, students, and residents to hold a rally on April 9th near City Hall.  On April 22, 2022, the COD Board of Trustees voted to build Roadrunner Motors on the original location at Margot Murphy Way and East Palm Canyon Drive.

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Chris Parman

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