Sunol Glen Schools annual Exploration Day was
again a huge success. First of all I would like to give special
thanks to Lisa Harper; for two years now she has been the chairperson
for this, one of the largest of school events. Lisa's son Ryan
is graduating from eighth grade this year and is on his way
to Foothill High School and I'm sure Lisa will be an asset to
the parent volunteer group there.
The students do truly enjoy Exploration Day and are eager to
participate during each and every presentation and the presenters
are equally enthusiastic to volunteer their time. The presenters
were American Indians, Mary Puthoff; Composting, Diane Dovholuk;
Demolition, Lowell Hoxie; California Department of Forestry
Engine 3454, Firemen Craig Collins, Ken McGeever and Jesse McGuire;
Fish Around You, Pete Alexander; Gymnastics, Paul Odze; Horseshoeing,
Jeff Wells and Gypsy; How to Become and M.D./M.O., Dr. Donald
Lee; Hug a Tree (Search and Rescue), Carolyn Vane and Pip; NASA,
Mike Reeves; Operation Lifesaver (Union Pacific Railroad), Nace
Miles III; Print Journalism, Barbara Egbert; Saving and Investing,
Duane Garman; Screen Printed Shirts, Tom and Vicki Harland;
Alameda County Sheriff's Department, Deputy Jason Fien and Deputy
Ken Gemmell; Simply Music, Cathy Hirata and Lindy Hirata; Tooth
Times, Rebecca Fain; U.S. Army, Master Sergeant Scott Captain;
Welcome to the Party (catering and tablesetting), Monica Hobbs;
and Veterinarian, Dr. Roark Freeman.
And of course we must give thanks to those dedicated parent
volunteers, Victoria Barnes, Ruth Bidkaram, Lesley Boag, Camie
Bowling, Dany Cabrera, Martha Carter, Teri Harlan, Diane Heckman,
Kristen Jeffery, Deb Lee, Diana Madden, Andrea Martin, Michelle
McClay, Laura Morgan, Cathy Morris, Lori Nielsen, Lori Ocon,
Janet Perry, Mary Sanchez, Barbara Savoy, Canon Savoy, Schlon
Savoy, Saxon Turner and Mitra Zahiri.
And what's a party without food, the kids enjoyed a great lunch
provided by Detective Greg Swetnam and the Alameda County Sheriff's
Department and Ario Ysit aka BBQ Master. "They come through
for us year after year", said Lisa.
The afternoon of May 14 was your typical San Francisco day,
cool, cloudy and windy as Sunol Girl Scout Troop 2921 joined
thousands of other scouts for their tradition of "bridging"
or crossing from one level of scouting to another, Juniors to
After a picnic lunch the girls sprinted, just kidding, walked
from the San Francisco side of the Golden Gate Bridge to the
Marin side and back before reciting the Girl Scout Promise and
the Girl Scout Law and receiving a special pin commemorating
Completing the "crossover" were, Becca Brown, Mary
Chambers, Athena Eberle, Bola Gbadebo, Alexa Hylas, Emily Madden,
and Katelyn Merrill. Although Danika Beard was not able to complete
the walk due to a family emergency, she too will "bridge"
over to Cadettes.
Accompanying the girls were Junior Troop Leaders, Helen Eberle
and Diana Madden; Brownie Troop Leader, Cathy Morris-Brown;
volunteer driver, Karen Newcomb and Athena's brother, John Eberle.
The Sunol Glen Community Club is presenting their Spring Fling,
a "benefit supporting the arts at Sunol Glen School".
The event, held on June 4th will include hors d'ouvres provided
by Monica Hobbs Catering; wine tasting by local wineries such
as Little Valley Winery, Elliston Vineyards, Fenestra Vineyards,
Tenuta Vineyards and Thomas Coyne Winery; a live and silent
auction and music by singer/pianist, Deborah Benyahia.
Tickets are $30.00 each or $50.00 per couple and can be purchased
in the school office or by contacting Brigit Craig at 925-803-9150.
Space is limited so please purchase your tickets and reserve
your place early. This is also an adults only event.