It was a perfect way to spend a warm Sunday afternoon.
About 200 people enjoyed a day in downtown Sunol at the Save
the Children Tsunami Relief Fundraiser held at the Sunol Event
Center on February 20. Entertainment was provided by four bands,
Generation Blue Band, the Uncovered Band, Georgi and the Rough
Week and Moreality who each played a mix of different types
of music from rock to blues; there was a large variety of appetizers
and desserts, and beautiful paintings and gift baskets which
were offered at a silent auction. Besides the bands, auction
and food, several different wineries were on hand to pour a
taste of their wines.
Organizer, Georgi Sneckner-Longboya said, "Thanks to everyone
who came out and supported our event. I also want to thank the
community for helping me pull this together, it was just a great
idea and I couldn't have done it without everyone's help, Gerarda,
Sandi, the band. It was really nice to see everyone pull together
and bust their chops to get it done. The art auction was incredible.
We had a very elegant event." Approximately $4,500 was
raised at this event.
Save The Children 's Paul Kelly traveled all the way from San
Francisco to explain how their organization works and where
the funds that were raised would be distributed. And I understand
that he fell in love with the beauty of Sunol and he plans to
return for a visit real soon.
Please join me in acknowledging the following people and business'
that helped make this fundraiser a huge success. Those who helped
with entertainment, equipment, technical, video and web support
were, Generation Blue Band, Uncovered Band, Georgi and the Rough
Week, Moreality, Primetime Entertainment, Carlos Suarez, Tom
Palatino, Steve Curtis, Trinity Media Inc. and IVC Digital Media.
Those who provided media coverage and communications were KKIQ,
Channel 30, Paul Hirsch, Tri-Valley Magazine, The Valley Times,
The Contra Costa Times, Tri-Valley Herald, The Independent and
Sponsors included Stocking Reality, Gerarda and Bosco Stocking,
Skip Hensley, Bill Speer, Little Valley Vineyards, Sandi Bohner,
Bill Webster, Deborah McQueen, Jim Hutchins and Kinko's of Livermore.
The artists and person who donated to the silent auction were
Linda Ryan, Carol Kalos, Patriza Ellis, Diana Marian, Victoria's
Salon and Day Spa, Gourmade Cookery and All About Me.
The delicious food was provided by Girasole Grill, Panama Bay
Coffee, Canton Village, TGIF, The Riata, Noland's Cake Shop,
Safeway, Schafer's Bakery, Der Wienerschnitzel, Blue Cupcake
Bakery and Café, Nob Hill Foods, Cape Cod Potato Chips
and Quizno's Subs.
Wine tasting was generously poured by Little Valley Vineyards,
Fenestra Vineyards, Chouinard Vineyards, Wente Vineyards, Wood
Vineyards, Big White House, Elliston Vineyards, Concannon Vineyards
and Tamas Estates.
And of course what's a fundraiser without dedicated volunteers.
Those helping out behind the scenes were Roland Longboya, Georgi
Sneckner-Longboya, Joan Kushner, Tim Schane, Marie Graham, Kathleen
Shaffer, Brianna Slaven and Laura Glovin.
Sunol's Girl Scouts will be selling their very popular cookies
near the entrance of several area stores over the next few weeks.
Be sure to stop and help support Sunol's Scouts. They will be
selling at Raleys Store in Pleasanton today from 3:00 p.m. to
7:00 p.m; at Safeway on Santa Rita in Pleasanton tomorrow from
3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the Pleasanton Farmers
Market from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
There is still time to get those Crab Feed tickets. The Little
Brown Church's fundraiser for Sunol's youth and children is
this Saturday. It's all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad, and
dessert for only $45.00 plus a silent auction and live entertainment.
Call the church for ticket info at 925-862-2004.