A few weeks ago I mentioned the fact that we do
a lot of fundraisers here in this small-unincorporated hamlet
we call Sunol. And of course with any type of fundraising you
get lots of volunteers; parents and friends who you can always
count on to give a helping hand. And because this is Sunol,
you will see a few of the same faces volunteering at several
different events. It's actually quite a fun way to keep in contact
with your friends and neighbors when you are working side by
side for a good cause.
Sunol Glen Schools 12th annual Walkathon, chaired by Judy Bettencourt,
was a success largely because of the huge numbers of volunteers
working behind the scenes to make this a special day for all
involved. Judy would like to thank the following committee chairpersons;
Tammy Merrill-Johnson, Martha Carter, Zouri Zale, Sharon Morgan,
Candice Harvey, Carolyn Glass and Lori Nielsen.
And many more Volunteers-- Jan Cornish, Victoria Barnes, Lisa
Olson, Katie Carter, Mrs. Whiteside, Maria Snedeker, Guin Van
Dyke, Sarae Van Dyke, Katie Surles, Nici Power, Denise Laughlin,
Sandra Sharkey, Cathy Morris, Camie Bowling, Monica Hobbs, Suzanne
Oliveira, Ashley Kentra, Jessica Merrill, Stephan Doyle, Diana
Madden, Sherrie O'Connor, Ashley O'Connor, Chance O'Connor,
Justice O'Connor, Sveta Krikorian, Patti Frei, Chris Olsen,
Annalise Olsen, Katelyn Olsen, Valerie Meyers, Linda Kunzte,
Kelly Capilla, the Wheeler family and all the 8th grade class
and their parents.
A very special thanks goes to the Sunol Glen maintenance crew
of Brad Taylor and Leo Marquez. A big thank you also to the
following families for their donation of prizes; the Beck family,
the Caplan family, the Harlan family, the McClay family and
the Nielsen family.
Community Club president, Lori Nielsen asks that the next time
you see Judy make sure to give her a big pat the back because
she says "without all of her time, energy and dedication,
our wonderful Walkathon could not, would not, have happened".
Pat Stillman was quite astonished when several of the Little
Brown Church's eager youth descended on her home last Saturday
morning for their Youth for the Elderly service project. "It
was a surprise to me, I thought there would be only one youth
that would come up and they all came!" said Pat.
Armed with shovels, rakes and gloves these terrific kids worked
very hard at cleaning her spacious yard in no time at all; helping
out that day were Kyle Bachand, Troy Bachand, Nicola Barnes,
Becca Brown, Jessica Christian, Jonathan Dogan, Megan Huefler,
David Robertson, Julia Robertson and Nicholas Robertson; accompanying
the kids were the church's Youth Leader, Rebecca Dogan, Pastor
Ron Hunt and parents Victoria Barnes, Steve Bachand, Mike Brown
and Mike Christian.
Pastor Ron says, "It was a wonderful event, a great thing
to see our youth excited to help and the community rallying
to sponsor them. We have raised thus far $2,375 with more coming
in. It's really exciting to see the youth grasp the call of
Christ to help those in need. It was a joyful day and I loved
the experience and the youth did to". Pat added, "They
were just wonderful kids; they were just a delight, I really
appreciated it. It's a wonderful project".