MY FAVORITE SUNOL correspondent, 4-H Reporter Josh Whitfield, sent me
some very touching news about recent club activities. As I have
done in the past, I'll share Josh's report in his own words:
"Give me a T! Give me a B! Give me another B! What does
that stand for? Teddy Bear Brigade! After a unanimous decision
by the Sunol 4-H Club to provide funds for a Valentine's Day
community service activity, a committee was formed led by adult
chairperson Donna Crawford and youth
co-chairs Marissa Whitfield and Jessica Crawford. The Teddy
Bear Brigade, including Marissa, Jessica, Jeff Clark, and Katie
Donovan, along with Mrs. Crawford, gave out bears to around
120 children at Oakland Children's Hospital on February 14.
"When asked why she decided to be a chairperson, Jessica
said, 'I wanted to give something back to the hospital for the
care they gave to me when I spent a week there as a little girl.'
Marissa said, 'In a time when everyone is doing their part to
make America a brighter place, I wanted my 4-H club to know
that a few of those smiles out there were due to our community.'
This group brought many smiles to the children at the hospital.
"Sunol 4-H is a non-profit organization that raises most
of its funds at the annual Pancake Breakfast. The profits from
that event are used for community service projects and other
youth activities. This year's breakfast will be held on April
7 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, so mark your calendars and be ready
for some good eating."
Josh told me his sister Marissa came up with the idea for the
Teddy Bear Brigade after hearing about a child who raised money
for teddy bears for the victims of the September 11 tragedy.
Sunol 4-H Club, you make us all proud.
TRUSTEE SEAT OPEN: The Sunol Glen Unified School District Board
of Trustees is seeking a Sunolian to replace Dr. Robert Chisholm,
who resigned his post at the January school board meeting. The
term of office will be from March 26 to November 19, 2002, when
a two-year term for the position will be won at the polls.
If you are interested, please send or bring a letter to the
Sunol Glen School office, 11601 Main St., Sunol, CA, 94586,
stating your intent to serve on the school board. There will
be a special board meeting on March 20 to interview candidates
for this position and appoint the person who will serve the
remainder of Dr. Chisholm's term. The public is welcome to witness
the interviews, and the board will make their decision in closed
"VILLAIN'S GAZE" UPDATE: The seniors from the Masonic
Home returned once more to Sunol to serve as Sunol Rep's dress
rehearsal audience for "Caught in the Villain's Gaze",
and thoroughly enjoyed the show. Being dress rehearsal, there
were, of course, a few hilarious bloopers, including a prop
that fell apart to reveal the secrets of Randy Bilkyou, the
magician played by Sunol Glen teacher Phil Mumford. Saturday's
performance was stellar, to the delight of all.
SRT has a very special prompter this season. Vivienne Scheib
is a founding member of SRT and served the group for 13 years
as prompter, curtain puller, prop manager and set builder. A
retired educator, Vivienne began teaching at Sunol Glen School
in 1959 and currently has a great-granddaughter in kindergarten.
Says Vivienne, "At age 81, I am happy to be back as prompter."
Watch for her when she pops on stage to start trouble for one
of the cast members!
The group would like to say a big thank you to Karen and Ted
Davis of SlicART Custom Apparel in Livermore, who whipped up
t-shirts for the crew at a very reduced price and on short notice.
Come see our crew whip up special effects for this great play,
Fri. and Sat. evenings through March 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets are
$10 each at the Sunol Coffee House and Cafe on Main St., or
call Diane Tiessen at 925-862-2020.