December 27, 2004

Narrated by eighth grade students Jovan Beard and Mark Dzebbisov, Sunol Glen School's musical adaptation of Tom Sawyer was a big hit. There is something to be said for school plays; every school has them and we all have participated in them as children then watch as our children participated in them. They hold something sweet and innocent that just can't be matched. When those 1st graders took to the stage dressed as little painters; hats, brushes and all, a collective awww could be heard throughout the auditorium. Each year musical director, Kitty Jowe chooses a play that is primarily performed by the graduating eighth grade class with the other grades performing cute little songs in between the scenes.

This years eighth grade cast included, Julian Reisenthel and Corbin Kuntze performing on opposite nights as Tom Sawyer; Tara Zahiri as Aunt Polly; Angela Lee and Nicole Harvey performing on opposite nights as Becky; Megan Capilla, who did an outstanding performance and I believe has a comedic future, as Huck Finn; Andrew Wheeler as Ben; Devin DeValle as Sidney; Juli Alexander as Mary; Ryan Harper as Jimmy; Jessica Merrill as Miss Dobbins; Joe Patterson, Richard Billeter and Travis Hoxie as Bank Robbers who performed an excellent graveyard dance number called "Money, Money, Money!"; Alex Boag as Sheriff Smith, Ashley Kentra as Sarah; Julian Reisenthel and Corbin Kuntze as Preachers; and Wyatt Milne as Newspaper Boy.

Also involved in this production were Co-Director, Wells Twombly; eighth grade teacher, Nancy Brazil; Production Manager Kelly Capilla; Set Design and backdrop, Diane and Irv Tiessen and Patti Balch.

Helping out behind the scenes were Juan Flores, Lisa Harper, Nancy Chiprich, Judy Bettencourt, Carol Banducci, Miki Whitfield, Teresa Donovan, Diane Everett, Madeline Ward, Tracy Lefebrve, Lon Kuntze, Dana Titus and the parents of the eighth grade students.

Thank you to eighth grader Megan Capilla's mom, Kelly, for keeping me up to date with all the great fundraisers the class is involved in. Kelly tells me that Jovan Beard sold the winning raffle ticket for the decorated Christmas tree that was donated by Steve's Christmas Trees of Placerville. Cindy MacDonald, Resource teacher at Sunol Glen was the winner of a beautiful Christmas wreath donated by Regan Bros. Trees. Kelly said, "We would really like to thank the community for participating in this event and helping out our class". The class received approximately $600 in donations.

Mary Truong, co-owner of Bosco's Bones and Brew has announced their special New Years Eve and New Years Day menu. They will be serving pepper filet mignon with green peppercorn sauce for $27.95, a boneless half chicken w/mushroom sauce for $19.95, sole stuffed with crab and shrimp in a tomato basil cream sauce for $29.95, 14 ounce prime rib for $27.95 and Mary's absolute favorite, fettuccine served with lobster and Bosco's special sauce for $29.95.

All entrees include cream of asparagus soup and a salad of mixed greens topped with shrimp, dried cranberries and special dressing and a dessert of cheesecake with strawberry sauce and fresh fruit. Yummy!

Dinner will be served on both evenings from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information please call 925-862-0821 or visit their new website www.boscosbonesandbrew.com.

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