SUNOL'S JUNIOR GIRL SCOUT TROOP 2921 has
been very busy since the new scouting year began. For starters,
Scout Co-Leader Lori Nielsen proudly reports that there are
seven new girls in the troop. The new members are Adriana Sutalo,
Taylor King, Alexa Hylas, Athena Eberley, Emily Madden, and
Madison and Jordan Craig. This brings the number of Junior Girl
Scouts here to 18!
The girls participated in a scarecrow building contest at Alden
Lane Nursery in Livermore this fall, as well as joining in an
association-wide holiday program providing gifts to over 100
foster children in our area. The Operation One Warm Coat program
you read about here netted just shy of 200 coats and jackets.
Athena's mom Helen Eberle lent her well-known dedication to
The members of Troop 2912 earned their First Aid merit badge
by participating in the Junior Rescuer Program presented by
ABC Emergency Management Seminars. They also had some fun with
their fellow scouters at "Scouts on Skates," an annual
association-wide ice-skating event at the Dublin Ice Rink.
State Senator Liz Figueroa graciously hosted a memorable tea
party in her Sunol home for the troop in September. The Senator
provided her young guests with a selection of vintage hats to
accessorize their "Sunday Best" attire, as well as
preparing a delicious and well-appointed assortment of finger
sandwiches and desserts.
The last hour of the party featured a mystery guest, Fairy
Godmother A. Startlin' Belle, who granted wishes and showered
the girls with sparkly trinkets. Victoria Christian, the troop's
previous leader, coordinated this very special event. Senator
Figueroa, Victoria, and this year's leaders Victoria Barnes
and Lori, served the delighted girls their tea and goodies.
On December 11, the troop conducted an investiture ceremony
to welcome 17 new Brownies to the world of Girl Scouting. About
100 parents and girls attended this potluck event at Sunol Glen.
The troop continues to add to their good deeds. They are collecting
any and all donations of new and gently used suitcases, duffle
bags and other carriers suitable for foster children to use
to transport their belongings to their foster homes. Please
help them with this meaningful effort by contacting Lori by
Feb. 7 at 510-376-9097 to arrange for pick-up or delivery of
items for this program.
Last but certainly not least, it's cookie time! Watch for cookie
booths staffed by Sunol's Brownie Troop 1026 at Raley's in Pleasanton
on Sat., March 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Thurs., March 6 from 3
to 7 p.m. Junior Troop 2921 will be there on Sun., March 2 from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again on Fri., March 7 from 3 to 7 p.m.
PRE-SCHOOL PERFECTION: Sunol Glen's terrific pre-school
is holding open enrollment. This is a wonderful place for your
child to play and learn in programs for three and four-year-olds.
Children attend three to five mornings per week with a very
small student-teacher ratio. Call 925-862-2026 to schedule a
visit and find out more about the pre-school's top-notch, experienced
teachers, and reasonable tuition.
TREAT YOUR SWEETIE: Elliston Vineyards at 463 Kilkare
Road in Sunol has several romantic happenings in store for you
and your Valentine. The tasting room is featuring red wine and
chocolate pairings from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 9. And
Fri. through Sun., Feb. 13 - 15 there will be elegant and scrumptious
Winetaster Valentine dinners at 7 p.m. in the mansion. Adding
to the romance that Sat. from 6 to 10 p.m., there will be dancing
to live entertainment in the picturesque Terrace Room. Reservations
are required for the dinners and dance and can be made by calling
Elliston's event office at 925-862-2377.