Congratulations to the Sunol Glen Color Guard
for their 3rd place win at the Northern California Band Association's
Encinal Winterguard show in Alameda. Color Guard members Megan
Capilla, Nicola Barnes, Angela Lee, Tara Zahiri, Chelsea Barberio-Kitts,
Christian Gatterman and Caitlin Carter have been practicing
their flag, rifle and dance moves under the coaching of Foothill
High students Allison Gibson, Amy Riley and Cieara Grass. The
girls practice for 1 ½ hours three times a week. This
current win brings them closer to the final championship competition
in Oroville, CA on Saturday where they will be competing against
other middle schools in their division.
Yes, those were cute, little girl scouts leaving empty brown
paper bags on your doorstep last Saturday. Now it's your turn
to fill them up with any non-perishables foods you may have.
And they'll be back on this coming Saturday to pick them up.
Sunol Girl Scouts and The Little Brown Church Youth Group are
joining forces with the Tri-Valley Youth Food Drive on a huge
area wide food drive taking place on April 3rd. This is the
second annual food drive for this organization, which will involve
over 700 volunteers, and 60 to 70 local organizations. Approximately
250,000 bags will be handed out to residents in Sunol, Pleasanton,
Dublin and Livermore. Our Sunol kids will distribute 350 bags
alone. Director, David Bahr, says to "put the filled bags
out the night before or early in the morning before 9:00 a.m."
They will be collecting the bags between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00
After collecting the food bags they will then be delivered
to local food pantries and churches in the Tri Valley area.
Members of the California Senate has designated March as Women's
History Month honoring women throughout the state who have been
outstanding in their commitment to their community. Senator
Liz Figueroa, also a Sunol resident, honored Pat Stillman, President
of Save Our Sunol on March 25 at a dessert reception honoring
11 women from the 10th Senate district.
Senator Figueroa introduced the bill to recognize women who
in the past have played a very important role in California's
history and were overlooked. We are very proud of Pat Stillman
and appreciate her dedication and commitment to the town and
residents of Sunol.
Special dates to remember this coming weekend: Fill those paper
bags with lots of food to be picked up by Sunol's youth on Saturday,
April 3. Come with an empty stomach and prepare to fill up on
Sunday, April 4, it's the Sunol 4-H pancake breakfast from 8:00
to noon. The Little Brown Church would like to extend a warm
welcome to join them in celebrating Holy Week beginning with
Palm Sunday, April 4; services are at 8:30 and 10:30. Niles
Canyon Railway begins this first Sunday in April with its Wildflower
Trains and wine tasting. Chouinard Vineyards will be serving
their premium wines aboard the 12:00, 1:30 and 3:00 trains.
Sunol Glen School's 4th grade teacher, Emily Summa, gave birth
to beautiful baby boy, Matthew Daniel on March 13, 2004. Emily,
Dan and Matthew are all doing well.