April 18, 2005

Although the Sunol Glen School Color Guard team's first competition was held on March 19 at Granada High School in Livermore, the team has been diligently practicing weekly since November. The team consists of seventh graders Nicola Barnes, Christy Bissinger, Caitlin Carter and Chance O'Connor; and sixth graders Callie Milligan and Adriana Sutalo. Of their first competition, Director, Jan Cornish said, "They failed to place, but gained a lot of knowledge for their future competitions". And her theory proved correct when they place 4th (out of 12 teams) at a competition at Foothill High School on April 9. "It was a large competition so they had a lot of teams competing that day. They did really well, I was really proud of them". Jan also tells me that she is currently looking to form a new team for next year. All interested student entering grades 6th though 8th next year, please contact Jan at the school.

Thank you to Sunol Junior Girl Scout Troop 2921 for distributing and collecting food bags around Sunol last Saturday for the 3rd annual Tri Valley Youth Food Drive. Each year over 900 volunteers from several area youth groups, ministries and 4-H clubs collect food that will be donated directly to our area food pantries.

Participating in this years food drive were scouts; Danika Beard, Becca Brown, Mary Chambers, Madison Craig, Athena Eberle, Bola Gbadebo, Alexa Hylas, Emily Madden, Katelyn Merrill; parent, Barbara Egbert and Troop Leaders, Diana Madden and Helen Eberle. The girls were also assisted by Athena's brother, John.

Community Club News: Plans are well under way for Sunol Glen School's Spring Fling. Chaired by parent Brigit Craig, this event will be held on Saturday June 4th. Plans for the event include yummy hors d'oeuvres, wine tasting from local wineries, a silent and live auction and much more. Auction items are still needed and would be greatly appreciated. Examples of auction items are services, gift certificates, vacation rentals and new items. To donate an auction items please leave a phone message at 925-862-2970 during the day.

Lisa Harper is once again chairperson of Sunol Glen School's annual Exploration Day. Held on May 6th, Exploration Day is a fun-filled day for the students in which experts in various fields visit the school to share their professions with the students. Past presenters have included everything from a horse shoer to a firefighter and a dental technician. If you would like to be a presenter please call Lisa at 862-0426. Every year the Alameda County Sheriffs Department donates a wonderful barbeque lunch for the entire school, parents and presenters included.
Our neighbors in the Niles community of Fremont are continuing their weekly Saturday night showing of old films with "Silents on Saturdays"; it's a program which includes silent films and live piano accompaniment. Admission is only $5.00 and the films begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum located at 37395 Niles Boulevard will be showing "The Sea Lion" (1921), "Bulls Eye" (1926) and "The Paper Hangers" (1921) on April 23. Showing on April 30 will be "The Heart of Texas Ryan" (1917) starring local favorite, Tom Mix; "Mutual Weekly #109" (1917) and "Jimmy" (1914). Each film is 15 minutes in length.
Looking for more "live" entertainment? Stop by Bosco's Bones and Brew for a little dinner and dancing this weekend. Playing in the saloon this Friday night is the Kenny Blue Ray Band and on Saturday night it's the Gin House Blues Band. Saloon hours are from 8:00 to midnight.

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