Dear Editor: As manager of the Chewelah Peak Learning Center, I would like to thank our area berry pickers for respecting our request to stay off the main part of our facility when we had large kid groups here over the past couple of weeks. The chaperones appreciated not having to worry about the extra people roaming around. I wanted to let people know that this weekend of Aug. 17-19 is a window we have between groups before getting busy again the following weeks. It would be a great time to take advantage of some of the less picked areas. Some bushes are near challenger course activities and I do ask that you not “play” on any of the activities on the course.