THE HOLIDAYS ARE OFFICIALLY OVER, and I've
got just two words for you: Super Bowl. Okay, I confess, I'm
deeply sports-impaired, but the folks at Sunol Valley Golf Club
are definitely not! What could be more sporting than a day of
golf AND football?
Those of you not headed down to San Diego for the game might
want to check out Sunol Valley's Super Bowl event, including
a round of golf, food, drink and watching the pigskin fly on
a large projector screen. Doesn't that sound like I know what
I'm talking about? All this, plus drawings for prizes like a
set of Titleist DCI irons, for only $80 per person.
Check-in is from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Jan.
26, with a "shotgun" start at 9 a.m. Okay, I'm not
even going to pretend I know what that means - if you're willing
to show up at a golf course at that hour on a weekend, I'm assuming
you do! Call 925-862-2404 to reserve your spot.
Sunol Valley would also like you to know that the club is accepting
tournament bookings for the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Tournament
prices will not be increased for events booked now thru March
of 2003. Weekday rates are $47 and weekend rates are $62 per
player, and there are plenty of weekday and weekend dates available.
The club's tournament package includes green fees, cart fees,
and a $7 merchandise credit in the golf shop. Please call Tournament
Director Dave Martinez at 925-862-0521, and he'll send you a
tournament information package.
JUNE IN JANUARY: Elliston Vineyards in Sunol is hosting
a bridal faire on Sunday (1-12) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission
is free and the event is sure to get you in a wedding day state
of mind. The winery's beautiful Terrace Room will be decorated
up to its vaulted ceiling, and you'll be treated to complimentary
champagne and hors d'oeuvres throughout the day.
Elliston's wedding coordinators will be on hand to answer all
your wedding questions and provide professional advice. The
room will be filled with over a dozen specially selected vendors,
including bakers, florists, photographers, musicians, gown models
and more. Each will be displaying their finest goods and drawing
winners for fabulous prizes. For more information, please call
Elliston's events office at 925-862-2377.
CATCHING UP WITH OUR SCOUTS: I continue to be grateful
to Forrest Sass for sending me the monthly Sunol Boy Scout Troop
912 newsletter. Congratulations are in order to Eric Pellissier
and Martin Smith, who completed their requirements in October
to become Arrowmen. They join scouts Anthony Bedegi, Bryan Pellissier,
Ryan Sass, and Nick Sarracco, and adults Forrest, John Gilchrest
and Carmen Sarracco, Arrowmen all.
On Dec. 16, the troop held its Court of Honor at Sunol Glen
School. This special evening recognized Scouts who have advanced
this year, and everyone enjoyed songs, refreshments, skits and
a slide show produced by the boys.
The Black Bass Action Committee (BBAC) has asked Troop 912
to participate again in a one-day fish habitat project. This
year's event is Saturday (1-11) at Lake Chabot and the Quarry
Lakes Fishery and will involve building brush structures to
protect the black bass fry. The BBAC will provide participants
with a continental breakfast and a tri-tip lunch for their efforts.
This project is sponsored by the BBAC Delta-Foothills Chapter,
with additional funding provided by the East Bay Regional Park
district and the County Fish and Game Commission. I'm not sure
who writes the headlines for the troop's newsletter, but this
item followed the words "A Really Different Kind of Fish
Fry." Hey, even somebody as sports-challenged as I am gets