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!