The holiday season is sure a busy time for a
small town such as ours. It’s hard not to feel a little
bit of the holiday spirit when driving through town and seeing
hundreds of people anxiously awaiting their turn to ride the
Holiday Train of Lights. The train is beautiful and exciting
but we must remember that for the next few weekends we need
to watch out for those passengers crossing our dark roads;
especially the young ones who are very eager to hop on board
Our annual Sunol Tree Lighting and Holiday Train of Lights
event on December 2 is so much fun. I love seeing all those
familiar faces of friends and neighbors on that train. Don’t’ forget
to drop off a baked goodie to share at the Community Park before
the train ride, which departs at 4:30. Each year the Sunol
4-H Club does a wonderful job of sprucing up the town and hanging
lots of festive decorations. And again this year they will
provide coffee and hot chocolate at the event.
There are still a few tickets available for the “Sunol
residents only” train on December 2. Please contact Ario
Ysit at 925-862-2251 to reserve yours. Ario will be distributing
tickets on November 25 in front of Sunol Foods from 9:00 a.m.
to noon. to those residents who have already reserved their
seats aboard the train
Elliston Vineyards hosts the annual “Holiday in the
Vineyards” on December 2 and 3. Visit the historic stone
mansion for wine tasting, music and a holiday boutique.
A first for Whistle Stop Antiques, they are extending their
hours on December 2 and will be open for your shopping pleasure
until 9:00 p.m.
Its fun, it’s wild, it’s corny and it’s
the Sunol Repertory Theater’s open auditions for this
year’s melodrama, “Taming the Wild, Wild West in
a Dress, or…Let’s Give the Villain the Slip” by
Billy St. John.. Auditions are being held for both adult characters
as well as children’s olios on December 7 at 7:00 p.m.
in the Sunol Glen School auditorium. SRT veteran, Klay Kunkel,
will be Directing his first production this 2007 season and
will be joined by the Producing team of Kelly Sandlin and Paige
Mendicino. “It’s a great melodrama in the classic
tradition with lots of action, laughs, double-crosses, mistaken
identities, true love and a happy ending”, wrote Paige.
Final Harvest Festival news-Thank you to Andrew Turnbull and
Pat Stillman for providing me with last minute details from
the Harvest Festival held on October 7. One subject that I
failed to mention in a previous column is that every year during
the festival, the Save Our Sunol group presents a Citizen of
the Year Award. This year’s recipient was Irv Tiessen.
A true protector of the environment, Irv is a member of the
Audubon Society; he builds, installs and monitors bluebird
boxes over a 16 mile radius for the California Bluebird Recovery
program. He is a member of the Sierra Club, the Alameda Creek
Alliance, Save Our Sunol and Kilkare Woods Association and
has served as a workshop instructor for Stopwaste.org.
Irv currently serves as Chairman for the Sunol Advisory Committee
and along with his wife Diane, has called Sunol home for 31
Bosco’s Bones and Brew will be open on Thanksgiving
Day serving traditional the traditional turkey dinner and lots
more from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.