"AROUND SUNOL" by VICTORIA CHRISTIAN


June 14, 2004

The morning dawned bright and sunny as we had been anticipating this day for weeks. We were not sure what the weather in San Francisco held for us though we were advised to dress warmly in layers. But as we crossed the Golden Gate Bridge on foot the sun was shining bright on the city with just a hint of fog threatening us from afar. It was an exciting day last Saturday when 5 members of Sunol's girl scout troop #2921 joined thousands of other Junior girl scouts from all over the state and beyond to "bridge" into the next level of scouting, Cadette girl scouts. A 20-year annual tradition, this ceremonial walk was completed by Caitlin Carter, Hayley Nielsen, Nicola Barnes, Stasia Hylas and my daughter Jessica Christian. Not to be left behind in this memory making event were parents, Victoria Barnes, Lori Nielsen, Ralph Nielsen and myself.

The Little Brown Church is organizing a Social Justice Meeting on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. This is not considered a worship service - just faith based. Pastor Ron Hunt says, "What we would like to work for is for social justice and peace in society, so that's what we are really looking to do. How we can as individuals find not only our inner peace within because our faith but also how we can impact our local communities and the world with our faith. The meeting will be open ended, people from all walks of faith, whatever religion, from the worlds religion to their own individual faiths, it doesn't matter, everyone is welcome so the dimension on it is that it's not just a political group, we are interested in social justice, we are interested in peace and were coming at it from faith based. We will meet and see what we feel and where we want to go".

This is the first meeting and hopefully there will be more meetings to come depending on the attendance and interest level.

Sandi Bohner and Bill Webster's Little Valley Vineyards have been busy winning wine awards. So far this year they have won 3 Silver medals from the San Francisco Chronicle's Wine Competition for their 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2001 Chardonnay and 2000 Tempranillo.

They also won a Bronze medal at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition for their 2000 Tempranillo and at the Los Angeles County Fair Wines of the World Competition, out of 3,900 wine entries, they won a Bronze medal for their 2000 Tempranillo. Sandi says, "We are proud to represent the Livermore Wine Country and most of all Sunol!"

Dedicated parents Paulette Beemiller and Caren Foster were presented with the "Vivian Scheib Award" at Sunol Glen School's annual Volunteer Tea at Elliston Vineyards on June 3. These women have given many years of service to Sunol Glen and now their children Griffin Beemiller and Adam Foster will be entering Foothill Hiogh School in the Fall.

And now without further ado I present this years eighth grade graduating class of Sunol Glen School; Geoffrey Woods, Scott Sweetnam, Michael Stromberg, Alexzandra Roden, Colleen Peterson, Shea Murphy, Justin Mott, Saba Mashadialirez, Zachary Keck, Colebrook Jackson, Parmida Izadi, Joshua Hobbs, Andre Green, Christina Gatterman, Jordan Franco, Adam Foster, Anthony DeValle, Richard Cook, Jessica Bruno, Griffin Beemiller and Chelsea Barberio-Kitts. Good luck to you all, you hold the world's future in your hands. Thanks also to the staff at Sunol Glen and especially Teresa Donovan and Miki Whitfield for you their assistance in keeping me up to date this past school year.

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