January 6, 2003

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 that one!

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