"AROUND SUNOL" by VICTORIA CHRISTIAN


October 4, 2004

Confused about all the different ballot measures presented this coming election? The Social Concerns Group of Sunol and the League of Women's Voters are sponsoring an informational forum presenting the pros and cons of the 16 ballot measures. This informal, impartial, non-partisan educational gathering will take place in the Fellowship Hall of the Little Brown Church at 141 Kilkare Road on October 17 from noon to 1:00 p.m. If anyone in the community would be interested in presenting a brief synopsis on a specific measure please call Lisa at 925-862-0496.

Congratulations to the newly elected Sunol Glen School Student Council. This years officers are: Angela Lee, President; Rachel Raffanti, Vice-President; Jessica Christian, Treasurer; Megan Capilla and Nicole Harvey, Dance Coordinators; Leny Alexander, Fundraising Coordinator, Tara Zahari, Secretary and Zachary Savoy and Chase Beck, Assembly Coordinators. Student Council classroom liaisons are, Juli Alexander, Nicola Barnes, Chase Beck, Mark Dzebbisov and Hayley Nielsen.

The Little Brown Church of Sunol's Youth for the Elderly Project is still looking for persons who are 65 years or older or those who are mobility impaired who need help with yard work, gardening or light maintenance. Crews of the church's youth are preparing to reach out to the community on Oct. 16. Sponsorship for this wonderful project is also still needed, please contact Pastor Ron Hunt or Lina Owsley at 862-2004.

After too many years in hiatus, the Sunol Country Festival held on September 25, provided a wonderful way for our community groups to work together. Save Our Sunol's Neil Davies says, "I think it met its primary goal and that was to bring the community together, it was really a community festival".

Always a festival favorite, the results of the wild and zany pet parade are as follows: First place for prettiest pet was awarded to Dali, a Great Pyrenean, owned by Scott Thompson of Dublin; first place for spunkiest pet was awarded to Little Ricky, a Yorkshire terrier owned by Ann Donaldson of Pleasanton; first place for best costumed pet was awarded to Bella, who was dressed in a pink ballerina costume with pink tights and a beautiful crown of jewels, owned by Sara Orban of Oakland; first place for most talented pet was awarded to Cleveland, a weimaraner/lab mix who is also a Cleveland Browns fan and who barks on command to the phrase "WHO LET THE DOGS OUT". Cleveland's owner is Addie Beretta of Fremont; first place for most unusual pet was awarded to Pepper and Mr. Snuggles, two gray cats owned by Nicola and Bessie Barnes of Sunol. Second place for spunkiest pet was awarded to Jake, a weimaraner /lab mix owned by Rochelle from Sunol; third place for spunkiest pet was awarded to Twiggy, owned by Sheila Hillhouse of Pleasanton; and runner up for best costumed pet was Buddy, a shitzu owned by Annelise Wexner of Pleasanton.

A big thank you to Larry Hillhouse of Reality Experts for his generous contribution to the pet parade and to Dr. Rory Freeman of All About Pets Animal Care for providing goodie bags to all the participants. Thanks also to Jody McPheeters for coordinating this fun event and for providing me with the results of the pet parade.

The action that day seemed to be at the Silent Auction tables, where I hear there was some pretty fierce bidding for quite a few much desired items. There were approximately 60 items donated to the auction and according to organizer Cindy Frillman, "The silent auction was really successful, there were a lot of really nice things to bid on". Another wonderful time in Sunol!

Attention all Sunolians-local traffic concerns will be addressed at a Town Hall meeting on October 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sunol Glen School's auditorium. Also meeting this week is the Sunol Community Club on October 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sunol Glen School's cafeteria.

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