You just can't miss it as you drive through the
intersection at Sunol Corners; you know that big, white wooden
sign shaped like a hog. It's announcing the Sunol 4-H's annual
Pancake Breakfast. Held on April 3, it's a favorite community
tradition that goes way back to before I can hardly remember
and without dating myself that would be sometime in the 60's.
But yes I do remember donning that crisp white uniform, green
scarf and green felt hat. Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs,
juice, milk, coffee, and tea; all for only $5.00 for adults
and $4.00 for children. And as usual it takes place at the Sunol
Glen School cafeteria from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The 4-H group
will also be holding a plant sale, bake sale and raffle during
Presidents Day weekend provided the perfect getaway weekend
for our local scouts and this is an example of not just an "only
in Sunol" moment but probably only in California could
one group go to the snowy mountains and the other to a sandy
Cadette Troop 2957 attended a relaxing Senior/Cadette weekend
at Camp Butano Creek in Pescadero. The girls joined fellow scouts
from the Crossroads Association during evening activities such
as bingo and dancing but were free to do there own thing during
the day. Their days were filled with a trip to the Santa Cruz
beach; they visited the Surfing Museum and the Natural History
Museum and dined at Stagnaro Restaurant on the Santa Cruz Wharf.
The Cadettes, all seventh graders at Sunol Glen School, were
Chelsea Whiteside, Hayley Nielsen, Caitlin Carter, Nicola Barnes
and Jessica Christian. Hayley said, "It was really fun.
My favorite part of the weekend was when we went to the beach
at six in the morning to watch the sun rise." Troop leaders,
Victoria Barnes and Lori Nielsen accompanied the girls.
Boy Scout Troop 912 hit the slopes that very same weekend for
snowboarding and skiing at Bear Valley. Charles Garvin, Nathan
Gilchrest, Alton Richardson, Colton Sehmsdorf, Nick Sarracco,
Adam Foster and Nick and Bryan Koenig attended the overnight
excursion and the scouts stayed at the Gilchrest Family cabin.
According to parent, Caren Foster, there was "lots of snow,
lots of powder and no injuries."
February 26 was a day that Cord Zale, a second grader at Sunol
Glen, will never forget for the rest of his life. After last
years failed attempt to secure a win at the Cub Scouts annual
Pinewood Derby, he successfully overtook 10 other scouts to
capture a 1st place award. Cord's Mom, Zouri Zale, was equally
excited. She said, "For the first time in his life he won!
It was totally a delightful day."
The Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts together and their families had
gathered that evening for a potluck "Blue and Gold Dinner"
to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Scouting, the Pinewood
Derby and a Court of Awards Ceremony. Colton Sehmsdorf and Nick
Koenig earned Life rank. Bradley Lide earned Star rank. Nicholas
West earned Second Class rank. Merit badges were awarded to
Jeffrey Bettencourt, Jovan Beard, Antonio Branco and Colton
Sehmsdorf for Rock Climbing. Bryan Koenig received a merit badge
for Citizen in the Nation and Communications. Richard Foster
received merit badges for Chemistry, Citizen in the Community,
Basketry, Sports, Personal Management and Family Life. Nick
Sarracco received merit badges for Personal Fitness, Personal
Management, Communications and Family Life.
Looking for some live entertainment? Appearing this Friday
and Saturday night from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at Bosco's Bones
and Brew is The Rik Richardson Band.