"AROUND SUNOL" by VICTORIA CHRISTIAN


August 27, 2007

Little Brown Church of Sunol members and friends enjoyed a beautiful sunny campout at Manresa Beach campground over the weekend of August 17 – 19. The usual foggy Santa Cruz County location turned out to be quite warm. In fact, the ocean side bonfire proved a little too warm as the campers had to shed coats and sweaters while singing around the campfire and roasting marshmallows. With nearly half of the campers being children, parents kept a watchful eye from shore on the swimmers and boogie boarders. Besides a couple of bee stings, the campers enjoyed a safe and blessed weekend that was concluded with a mini sermon by lay person Landy White and music leader Lesly Mohr who led the group in song while accompanied by John Robertson on guitar who also wrote and sang a song about the weekend camping trip.

The Little Brown Church is still accepting donations to help with the cost of removing the giant old oak tree that grows within the church’s courtyard. Church members are saddened to have to remove the beautiful tree but several arborists have deemed the tree unsafe and have strongly advised it be removed. Plans are currently being made to have an event to celebrate the life of the tree and the entire community is invited and encouraged to attend. More details of the celebration will follow at a later date.

Hoping to raise more funds for various church projects, Little Brown Church members are providing a spot to drop off those unwanted or damaged electronics. The e-cycling event will take place on September 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Sunol Glen School. There is a small fee of $5 for discarding certain items such as keyboards, printers and fax machines but most electronic disposal is free and all proceeds will benefit the church. For more information, please call Roger Pratt at 510-860-3708.

Approximately 50 guests helped Bill Webster celebrate his 65th birthday on September 18 at the Little Valley Road home he shares with wife Sandi Bohner. Also on hand to entertain the crowd was local favorites Georgi and the Roughweek. Bill and Sandi are busy preparing for the Livermore Valley Winegrowers 26th annual Harvest Wine Celebration being held on September 2 and 3. The event includes touring the Livermore Valleys 36 wineries and the couple will be pouring their Little Valley Vineyards wine along side Elliston Winery in the Elliston Mansion in Sunol.

Tickets are now available for Sunol Regional Park’s annual Halloween Haunting. Every year dozens of park volunteers and naturalist put on an amazing guided evening hike and this years Peter Pan theme is sure to sell out quickly. I absolutely love this event and it is suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Younger children are encouraged to attend in the early evening hours before it gets too dark. The hikes will begin every 15 minutes beginning at 5:15 p.m. and ending with the last hike departing at 8:00 p.m. It’s a safe, friendly and fun hike, nothing too scary or gory that lasts about an hour. Due to limited space, reservations are required and tickets are $8.00 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Please call 1-888-327-2757 to make your reservation and purchase tickets.

 

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