The hardest pill: While helping others, Keizerite mourns loss of memories consumed in canyon fires

Keizerite Dave Walery delivers pizza to volunteers in clean-up effort after the Santiam Canyon fires (Submitted).

Dave Walery is well known around Keizer for being a selfless individual.

The former Keizer First Citizen is known as “Mr. Christmas” around town for his involvement in nearly every holiday-related event in Keizer. Walery has also been one of the lead organizers of KeizerFEST . . .

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