May 22, 2006

Scouting is definitely a family affair for Sunol’s Hoxie family. Galen Hoxie received the highest honor; the Eagle Scout Award, at a Court of Honor ceremony on May 19. Galen’s Eagle Scout project was the refurbishing and erection of a salvaged, antique, wooden, counter balanced flag pole that rises admirably in the Sunol community park.

Galen’s father, Lowell Hoxie, a scouting volunteer for over 30 years, was one of several volunteers who received the 2005 Silver Beaver Award. The Boy Scout of America’s National Court of Honor presents the award to those who have given exceptional service to youths in scouting.

Lowell has volunteered as a scout leader, scoutmaster, and troop committee member for various packs, troops and teams in the Twin Valley District of the San Francisco Bay Area Council. He has also been a Unit Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner, merit badge counselor and member-at-large. As Friends of Scouting zone coordinator he chartered five wards of the Pleasanton Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lowell has been a volunteer cook for several events and has fed thousands of scouts and their families. Please join me in commending these two for their extra special efforts in scouting. Knowing Lowell’s wife and Galen’s mother Adrienne, she is very proud of them.

More Scouting news-- If you have a child that may be interested in joining Sunol’s Boy Scout Troop 912, they meet every Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Sunol Glen School cafeteria.

Mark those calendars for June 10. It’s the Sunol Glen Community Clubs annual Spring Fling. The event this year is a Poker tournament, but if cards are not your game there will be live and silent auctions, a buffet dinner and live music and dancing. Items to be auctioned include a weeks vacation in Lake Tahoe, a weeks vacation in a Gold Country Cabin, dinner for four at Girasole and the Bighorn Grill, a weekend in Tiburon, an autographed movie poster by former Sunolian Clint Eastwood and tickets to Disneyland, Great America, Marine World, Bonfante Gardens and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

This fun adults-only event is purely for fun and no poker playing experience is necessary. In fact instructors will be on hand to help give tips to the beginners before the action begins and there will be no cash prizes awarded only a trophy and bragging rights for being the towns best poker player. The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Sunol Event Center and admission is $35.00 per person. For more information please contact coordinators Lisa Ball at 925-862-0675, Lori Nielsen at 925-862-2970 or Stacey Strachan at 925-209-3512.

Attention Sunol residents, you should have received important information regarding the brand new Sunol phone book. Besides requesting residents home and address information, included will also be information regarding purchasing advertising space. The phone book will include “only in Sunol” stories, favorite recipes and illustrations. Please fill out the form you received, and mail it to the address listed on the form or drop the form in the drop box in the lobby of the Sunol Post Office. Business advertising space is also available. For more information, please contact Leanne 925-862-2556.

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