A BRAND NEW PT CRUISER is a heck of a prize,
and that's what Save Our Sunol is offering to a lucky winner.
The fundraising raffle for the group's on-going fight to save
Water Temple Field from mining kicked off with a showing of
the car before the Sunol Rep's show Friday evening. Sunolian
Klaus Silbermann stood outside the school in the chilly evening
air, so SOS sends a big thank you to him.
SOS sold refreshments at the sold-out performance of "The
Vile Veterinarian" and the buzz in the cafeteria during
intermission was all about how fabulous the play is. Tickets
for the PT Cruiser raffle went on sale Saturday morning at the
Pleasanton Farmers Market, and continued on Sunday at Little
Valley Vineyard's Bistro in Sunol.
Here's the deal: Stoneridge Chrysler-Jeep of Dublin (thank
you Joe Himsl) is providing the car at their cost and ferrying
it around to the places SOS is selling tickets. There will be
only 500 tickets sold at $100 each, and though that's a lot
of dough for a raffle ticket, the odds are fantastic. If all
500 tickets are sold, SOS will make enough to pay its lawyer,
Morgan King, for the next phase of the quarry lawsuit. Morgan
is very optimistic about winning the suit, and hopes it will
be settled soon.
So, if you want to see the cherry red, 2003, California Special
PT Cruiser and buy a ticket, SOS will have the car and tickets
for sale at the Pleasanton Farmers Market on Saturday (3-29)
from 9 a.m. to noon, and again at Little Valley on Sunday (3-30)
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If all the tickets are not sold by the
end of Sunday's sale, SOS will post further dates for sales
on the Sunol Post Office Bulletin Board and on www.sunol.org.
If you have questions about the raffle, I'm fielding logistical
issues, so give me a call at 925-862-0850. Please don't bring
me automotive questions, because, to paraphrase "Gone with
the Wind's" Prissy, "I don't know nothing 'bout cars,
Save Our Sunol would also like to send a big thank you to Mike
Quinkert at Copy Club in Pleasanton for all his help and the
great deal he provided on the tickets and SOS bulletin.
SOME IMPORTANT SCHOOL CALENDAR NOTES: The date for the
second session of Sunol Glen School's Babysitting Class has
been changed to Wednesday April 9. There will be no school bus
service on Friday, April 11, so parents are asked to make other
arrangements for their students' transportation. Sunol Glen
apologizes for the inconvenience. Also on April 11, the Eagle's
Nest staff will be attending an important conference in Sacramento
and the before and after school care will be closed that day.
However, the Nest will be open for all-day care on April 18
when school is closed.
SUNOL SCOUTS WANT YOU: There will be an open house at
Sunol Glen on March 29 for all parents and kids interested in
joining Sunol Cub Scout troop 912. Cub Scouts offer your sons
an opportunity to do good things in the community, learn good
values, and build interpersonal skills with both adults and
other youngsters. They will have fun building things, learning
about nature and spending time with other scouts. The highlight
of the open house will be the Pinewood Derby Race at 4:30 p.m.,
with FREE derby cars provided. Following the races, the potluck
Blue and Gold Dinner will start at 5:30. Please contact Susan
Ingebretsen at 925-462-0110 for info. (Note: Susan's number
was incorrectly listed in the school's Eagle Flyer - this is
the right one!)
SUNOL 4-H WANTS TO FEED YOU: The 37th Annual 4-H Pancake
Breakfast is coming up Sunday, April 6 from 8 a.m. to noon at
Sunol Glen (is there ANYthing in our community that DOESN'T
take place at our school??). As always, you can enjoy a delicious
breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, juice, milk
and coffee. The cost is only $5 for adults and $4 for children,
and you can purchase tickets at the door or from any Sunol 4-H
member. The event also includes a plant sale, bake sale and
silent auction. What a great way to see your neighbors, help
the 4-H and have a great morning!