September 25, 2006

Sunol 4-H’s Community Club Leader Jayne Wells sent me some great information regarding the new 2006 – 2007 year. She said “4-H is a youth based development program headed by the University of California. It is all about teaching and supporting youth in developing citizenship, leadership and life skills. Much more than that, it is a great place to make friends, have fun and learn new things!” Projects offered this year are: horse, beef, swine, dairy cattle, sheep, woodworking and leadership. Children under the age of 9 can learn about gardening, rabbits and crafts.

This years 4-H officers include, President, Frankie Imhof, a Foothill High School Junior; Vice-President, Kyle Scroggins, a Foothill High Freshman; Secretary, April Ganser, a Foothill High Freshman; Treasurer, Haley Imhof also a Foothill high Freshman; Sergeant of Arms are Foothill high Sophomores, Ryan Harper and Travis Hoxie; and Devin DeValle, also a Freshman at Foothill high will have the tough job of holding several positions as reporter, photographer and historian. Song and dance leaders are Cassie Scroggins, an eight grader at Sunol Glen and Alela Gonsalves of Livermore.

Although sign-ups were held last week, it’s not too late to join this fantastic organization. The next meeting will be held at the Sunol Glen School cafeteria on October 12 at 6:30 p.m. For information please contact Jayne at 925-862-9040.

Sunol Country Festival’s “Tracks to The Past” was such a blast! It truly did feel like you were magically transported to the 1940’s. There were several people dressed in vintage costumes, a dozen or so beautifully restored and very well maintained antique cars including a 1921 Ford Model T owned by Ed & Karen Archer of Hayward. This car was especially interesting because on the side was painted an authentic looking advertisement which stated “Victory Sightseeing Co.” and “See San Francisco on a Dime”. Another interesting vehicle and by far the largest of the group, was a 1955 Peerless Stage Bus, which is owned and operated by the Pacific Bus Museum. The group also operates a 1958 Niles Coach which takes regular passengers around the Niles District of Fremont.

Dessert for the day was provided by the Little Brown Church of Sunol and Sunol Boy Scout Troop 912. Church Coordinator, Zouri Zale and her crew served up a delicious array of ice cream dishes and Caren Foster, a Scout parent volunteer, sliced an extraordinary caramel apple pie.

Besides listening to the great music delivered by the USS Hornet Band, the crowd was buzzing with excitement when the raffle prize ticket winners were announced. New Sunolian Jason Haskett won the $1,000 cash prize, which was donated by the Sunol Valley Golf Course; Paul and Laura Mirkarimi won Oakland Raiders tickets, which were donated by Alameda County Supervisor Gail Steele; Zouri Zale won a case of Wente Vineyards Chardonnay; Pat Stillman donated $100, which was won by Sunol Glen School fifth grader Bessie Barnes, who in turn donated the money to Save Our Sunol; Barbara Egbert won the Little Valley Lavender and wine basket. Music by the USS Hornet big band was donated by Ted and Rosemary Buttner; the Barnes family donated the music by Nightmare on Bourbon Street and Chouinard Winery, Fenestra Winery, Elliston Vineyards and Little Valley Winery all donated wine. What a great day!

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