March 29, 2004

Congratulations to the Sunol Glen Color Guard for their 3rd place win at the Northern California Band Association's Encinal Winterguard show in Alameda. Color Guard members Megan Capilla, Nicola Barnes, Angela Lee, Tara Zahiri, Chelsea Barberio-Kitts, Christian Gatterman and Caitlin Carter have been practicing their flag, rifle and dance moves under the coaching of Foothill High students Allison Gibson, Amy Riley and Cieara Grass. The girls practice for 1 ½ hours three times a week. This current win brings them closer to the final championship competition in Oroville, CA on Saturday where they will be competing against other middle schools in their division.

Yes, those were cute, little girl scouts leaving empty brown paper bags on your doorstep last Saturday. Now it's your turn to fill them up with any non-perishables foods you may have. And they'll be back on this coming Saturday to pick them up.

Sunol Girl Scouts and The Little Brown Church Youth Group are joining forces with the Tri-Valley Youth Food Drive on a huge area wide food drive taking place on April 3rd. This is the second annual food drive for this organization, which will involve over 700 volunteers, and 60 to 70 local organizations. Approximately 250,000 bags will be handed out to residents in Sunol, Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore. Our Sunol kids will distribute 350 bags alone. Director, David Bahr, says to "put the filled bags out the night before or early in the morning before 9:00 a.m." They will be collecting the bags between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

After collecting the food bags they will then be delivered to local food pantries and churches in the Tri Valley area.

Members of the California Senate has designated March as Women's History Month honoring women throughout the state who have been outstanding in their commitment to their community. Senator Liz Figueroa, also a Sunol resident, honored Pat Stillman, President of Save Our Sunol on March 25 at a dessert reception honoring 11 women from the 10th Senate district.

Senator Figueroa introduced the bill to recognize women who in the past have played a very important role in California's history and were overlooked. We are very proud of Pat Stillman and appreciate her dedication and commitment to the town and residents of Sunol.

Special dates to remember this coming weekend: Fill those paper bags with lots of food to be picked up by Sunol's youth on Saturday, April 3. Come with an empty stomach and prepare to fill up on Sunday, April 4, it's the Sunol 4-H pancake breakfast from 8:00 to noon. The Little Brown Church would like to extend a warm welcome to join them in celebrating Holy Week beginning with Palm Sunday, April 4; services are at 8:30 and 10:30. Niles Canyon Railway begins this first Sunday in April with its Wildflower Trains and wine tasting. Chouinard Vineyards will be serving their premium wines aboard the 12:00, 1:30 and 3:00 trains.

Sunol Glen School's 4th grade teacher, Emily Summa, gave birth to beautiful baby boy, Matthew Daniel on March 13, 2004. Emily, Dan and Matthew are all doing well.

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