Mark your calendars folks; September 25 is going
to be a exciting day in Sunol. In lieu of the annual Great Chili
Cook off and Bed Races, this year's Sunol Country Festival is
prepared to bring you a full day of fun. Sponsored by Save Our
Sunol, "This annual fundraiser will support SOS' efforts
to preserve the rural nature and pastoral beauty of the township
of Sunol", says Bonnie Feltrop.
The festival will take place in the downtown area, with craft
booths lining Main Street. Bring your appetite because they
will be serving a delicious fare of tri-tip sandwiches, hot
dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, soft drinks and Micro and Domestic
types of beer. And of course what's a festival without music,
playing that day will be the Donner Mountain Blue Grass Band
and Nightmare on Bourbon Street. Other activities that day will
include a pet parade, raffle, silent auction and children's
Craft booths are still available to rent so please contact
Pat Stillman, booth coordinator, at 925-862-2263 for an application.
Donations of items for the raffle or silent auction can be made
by contacting Cindy Frillman, raffle committee chair, at 925-862-9026
or Bonnie at 925-862-0362. The festival will be from 10:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. and best of all the admission and parking are FREE.
Four lucky Sunol girl scouts, Becca Brown, Stasia and Alexa
Hylas and Hayley Nielsen and Sunol's Cadette co-leader Lori
Nielsen attended the first ever week-long Girl Scout camp at
Butano Creek near Pescadero in August. Laurie Herbert of Pleasanton,
who is the treasurer of the local Girl Scout association, Crossroads,
has been a director of the very popular Two Sentinels Girl Scout
camp near Kirkwood Lake.
During a weekend staff training session at Camp Butano Laurie
envisioned a new, wonderful residential summer camp filled with
campfire songs, laughter and new friendships. She enlisted the
help of Karen Rodriguez, also a Pleasanton resident as her co-director
and the vision came true. The week-long, all volunteer run camp
was a huge success.
The girls came up with silly camp group names such as the Beachcombers,
the Drifters and the Mariners. In addition to archery, crafts
and water Olympics, the girls had the opportunity to experience
exciting adventures away from camp such as local sight seeing
trips to Ano Nuevo Beach and Pigeon Point Lighthouse, they explored
the tide pools at the James Fitzgerald Marine Preserve, visited
the Monterey Bay Aquarium, went snorkeling in Monterey Bay and
took a pontoon boat ride in Elkhorn Slough.
Lori said, "I couldn't have planned or asked for a more
perfect experience. The food, the fun, the friendships. I'm
thrilled to have been a part of Camp Butano Creek's first year
and certainly look forward to next year".
Faculty and Community Club members were excited to welcome
Sunol Glen School 's new students and parents at a morning orientation
last Wednesday. The community club provided a scrumptious array
of breakfast pastries while Principal Dianne Everett explained
school policies, events and the winter program and led the parents
and students on a tour of the school and their new classrooms.
Also new to the school this year are three teachers, Karen
Jeffries teaching 1st and 2nd grade combination class; Jennifer
Lum, teaching 7th grade and Valerie Pasley, teaching 6th grade.
New student teachers this year are Claire Pendleton, teaching
Kindergarten and Leslie Honeyman, teaching 3rd and 4th grade
Principal Diane Everett, says, "The years is going to
be fantastic, we have a great staff; it's going to be a wonderful
year and we are looking forward to getting started". Watch
out for the kids this morning, as today is Sunol Glen School's
first day back-to-school.