We are strong in tradition here in Sunol and back
to school also brings another Sunol Glen School event, the 12th
annual Walkathon on October 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..
Organized by the Sunol Glen Community Club, this fundraiser
is staffed by dedicated parent volunteers and teachers who help
make this day extra special for the students. This year's theme
is "Hang Ten for Sunol Glen" and the students will
enjoy a day of treats, face painting and prizes. Students have
been collecting pledges for every lap the walk and some collect
just a flat fee donation. If you are interested in volunteering
for this event or have any question please contact, event chairperson,
Judy Bettencourt at 925-862-0111 or email her at judybettencourt
Last June I mentioned the Chambers-Egbert family who were in
the midst of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and had returned
home for a short time to re-stock their supplies. I am happy
to announce that the last word I received was that they have
traveled a whopping 1,950 miles and only have a mere 700 miles
to go before they reach the Canadian border.
Good friend and neighbor and Sunol Glen School bus driver/librarian
Nancy Davis who is in charge of house-watching, cat-feeding
and plant-watering caught up to the family at a rendezvous point
near Lake Alpine in late July and boy were they happy to see
her. Sunol Glen 6th grader Mary was overjoyed to see Nancy.
"They had just hiked 22 miles and as Mary saw me pull into
the parking lot of the trailhead, she RAN to me!" said
Nancy. Mary's parents Barbara and Gary, were equally overjoyed
when Nancy drove them to a nearby motel for the evening for
a well deserved trail break. Nancy said at dinner that evening
she learned that trail breaks are necessary for healing sore
feet and making important phone calls.
Nancy said, "Mary's accomplishment is rigorous and unique.
She may turn out to be the youngest 'thru-hiker' on record".
In honor of Mary's great feat, no pun intended, Nancy is pledging
a penny for each and every mile Mary walks on the Pacific Crest
Trail and she will donate it to the Walkathon. If you would
like to join Nancy in her penny-a-mile pledge for Mary, please
contact her at Sunol Glen School. Nancy says, "I am very
confident that Mary and her parents will complete their goal
of ending at the Canadian border. Let's all cheer her on and
help her get there!"
Calling all Grandmas'! Sunol's Grandmothers of the Most Beautiful
Babies Club is meeting on September 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the home
of Joan Hall. This wonderful group of women truly does go out
of their way to make everything really special around town,
especially during the Christmas holiday season. All new and
current grandmothers are invited to attend this informational
meeting. Please call Joan at 925-862-2357 for more information
or directions to her home.
Looking for stained-glass supplies? Country Stained Glass may
be able to help. For several years Sunol residents Marie Gronley
and Joyce Ysit teamed up to produce some beautiful pieces of
stained glass for several Round Table Pizza restaurants, private
homeowners, residential developers and the beautiful windows
seen at Gay 90's Pizza in Pleasanton and the Amador Livermore
Historical Museum also in Pleasanton. Back in business since
July 1, Marie is now selling stained glass supplies. You can
contact Marie at Country Stained Glass at 925-862-240 or 925-525-1045.
It's only 12 days until the Sunol Country Festival!