September 5, 2005

Sunol's 4-H is gearing up for an exciting new year. Their first big meeting is this Friday at 6:30 in the Sunol Glen School cafeteria where the newly installed officers will be ready to welcome you. This years officers are President, Randi Moore; Vice-President, Dani Scroggins; Secretary, Nicole Nelson; Treasurer, Sarae Van Dyke; Photographer, Andrew Nelson; Sergeant of Arms, Ryan Harper, Travis Hoxie and Gabrielle Gilbert; and Historian, Kyle Scroggins.

For eight years, the 4-H community Leader position has been held by Teresa Donovan and now she has handed the responsibilities over to Jayne Wells. Teresa said, "It's been a really great experience. I have grown with the kids and it has given me confidence as an adult. I have lots of fond memories with the kids in 4-H, it's a great experience for both girls and boys and the whole family. It is a family experience, which I really like". Teresa and husband Terry has lived in Sunol for nearly thirty years and has been involved in Sunol 4-H for nearly half of that beginning when daughter Katie was in 1st grade, now Katie is attending Las Positas College. While Katie is too old to be a member of the group, her younger brothers, Luke and Marc are still active in 4-H. Teresa plans to coordinate a gardening project in 4-H this coming year.

Jayne has been involved with the Sunol 4-H group for the past five years, was previously involved with the Mountain House 4-H and was an Associates Director with the Livermore Rodeo Association for 9 years. Jayne and husband, Jeff, along with children Gabrielle and Devin have horses, dogs, chickens and a rabbit on their ranch in Sunol. "A couple of my goals as the new community club leader is to increase awareness and to promote the values of 4-H, which in turn will hopefully increase the membership of Sunol 4-H", says Jayne.

Jayne says that they will be offering projects in beef, swine, dairy cattle, horse, sheep, rabbit, woodworking, leadership and new this year, gardening and card crafts. Co-leaders Dale Scroggins and Gina Nelson will also be available to assist Jayne in her first year of Community Club Leader. Jayne said, "We are also looking for adults who might be interested in leading a specific project. We can never have enough volunteers", she added "They don't have to have kids in 4-H, they just have to like kids!" For more information or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Jayne at 925-862-9040 or email her at, jrwells@inreach.com.

There are lots of important dates coming up so go grab that calendar and jot this down. Volunteers are needed to assist in the monthly Community Park cleanup being held on Saturday. Bring gloves and your tools for a day of just sprucing up the park.

Sunol Glen School's 8th grade Class of 2006 yard sale is being held on September 18 in the Sunol Community Park from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please be sure to drop by and see what treasure they may have to offer. All proceeds go towards the annual class field trip to Washington D.C.

The Sunol Country Festival on October 1 also being held in the Community Park is from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. What's more cute, a dog with bows in its fur or a painted hermit crab? Well, if you have a favorite pet and would like to enter Sunol's zany pet parade, just go to www.sunol.net and download a registration form.

And finally, Sunol Glen Schools 13th annual "Leaping Leprechauns" walk-a-thon is on October 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sponsorship for this event is still in need and very much appreciated, please contact Camie Bowling at the school.

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