July 11, 2005

Sunol 4-H is again making a strong showing in the livestock division at this year's Alameda County Fair.

Sunol 4-H scored big in swine, winning seven first place awards in different classes. The winners are Danielle Scroggins, Mike Brunicardi, Jessica Crawford, Chanel Schvaneveldt, Kyle Scroggins, Randi Moore and Justin Amaral, who won in two different weight classes. Cassi Scroggins received a second place award and Jessica Crawford also received a second place award in two different weight classes.

Sunol 4-H also won a first place award in swine for "pen of five".

Winning an award in horsemanship was Nichole Nelson for High Point English riding and Reserved High Point Western riding.

Winnings awards in rabbits were a first place award for Maddie McClay in her fur division and a second place award in breed. Megan Harlen received a second place award in fur division. Devin Well received a fourth place award in breed and a second place award in fur. Wyatt Milne received a fifth place award in best of breed.

Winning awards in sheep were Katie Surles who won a fourth place award in her market class, Sarae Van Dyke also received a fourth place in market class, Nichole Nelson received sixth place in her Market Class, Andrew Nelson received an award for eighth place in market class and Amanda Hoxie also received eighth place award

Winning awards in beef were Danielle Scroggins who placed third in her weight class, Gabrielle Gilbert and Haley Imhof placed fourth in their weight classes. Jessica Crawford placed in her weight class went on to win Grand Champion 4-H Steer.

Excellent job, we know you all worked very hard all year to show off your animals during the fair.

Elliston Vineyards is excited to announce its new summer hours which have been extended to include Friday in addition to their regular Saturday and Sunday wine tasting from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Reminder-The Sunol Citizen's Advisory Committee is holding a meeting on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Sunol Glen Community Room.

Looking for some live entertainment? Appearing at Bosco's Bones and Brew, Sunol's old-fashioned western themed saloon, this weekend is Wicker Vault on Friday night and Just Truckin' on Saturday night.

Calling all dog lovers, do you think your favorite pooch has something special? It's the 7th annual Niles Dog Show on July 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Niles Community Park at Third and H Streets. This dog show can only mean lots of fun considering the unique list of different types of dog class such as awards for most handsome male dog, most unusual mix dog, best rescued dog, prettiest female dog and best costumed dog. There will also be sheep herding dog demonstrations.

The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum is showing their weekly Saturday night at the Movies at 7:00 p.m. in their museum on Niles Blvd. This weeks feature films include the 1926 film The Night Cry featuring Rin Tin Tin; Love My Dog filmed in 1927 and featuring Our Gang and the 1913 feature Bronco Billy and the Western Girls.

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