Residents were saddened by the passing of two
former and one current Sunolian this past month. Long time
Sunolian Norma Jo “Dusty” Davis Adams passed away
in Oklahoma on February 6; Paul Gronley of Livermore, who grew
up here and whose family members still reside in Sunol, passed
away on February 14 and Bart Stillman who was currently residing
in Kilkare Woods with wife Pat, passed on February 19. A memorial
service will be held for Bart on March 18 at 3:00 p.m. at The
Little Brown Church of Sunol. Pat would also like to extend
an invitation to anyone who wishes to join her immediately
following the memorial service at the Kilkare Woods Clubhouse
for a celebration of Bart’s life.
Sunol Boy Scout Troop 912 held their Court of Honor at Sunol
Glen School on February 24. Congratulations to Cord Zale and
Abel Martinez for bridging from Webelos to Boy Scout rank.
Also promoted to Scout rank were Shawn Winders, Sage Frye,
Robert Santucci and Jeremiah Santucci. Jovan Beard was promoted
to Boy Scout Star rank and was also chosen to receive a scholarship
to the Brown Sea Leadership Camp and Colton Sehmsdorf will
be celebrating his Eagle Scout Award on March 17.
Tickets are still available for Sunol Repertory Theater’s
melodrama “Taming the Wild, Wild West In A Dress...or
Let’s Give the Villain the Slip”. The play written
by Billy St. John is directed by Klay Kunkel; producers are
Paige Mendicino and Kelly Sandlin. A few weeks ago I listed
the entire cast of characters in my column but the crew who
works behind the scenes are equally important. Big thanks go
to Derek Johnson, Lynn Kozma, Irv Tiessen, Bill Webster, Steve
Shorten, Tom Loitz, Grare Davis and piano accompaniment by
Allen Schell for all their hard work and dedication. Tickets
are $12.50 per person and can be purchased at Elliston Vineyards
during the weekends only.
Congratulations to Sunol Glen Schools Color Guard Team for
capturing a first place win at the Winterguard competition
at Wilcox High School in Santa Clara on March 2. Team members
include Cali Bachelder, Jake Bachelder, Danika Beard, Charlotte
Boag, Katelyn Merrill and Amanda Strachan. The group’s
prize was accepted by eighth grade team member Danika Beard.
Stop by the school’s office to check out their outstanding
award. Coaching the team is Kat Bunker and Leanne Drake and
the Manager is Jan Cornish. Their next competition will be
held on March 17 at both Livermore and Granada High Schools.
The Sunol Business Guild’s first annual crab feed held
on February 25 at the Sunol Event Center was a huge success.
The hungry crowd of 140 guests ate approximately 500 pounds
of crab. That’s a lot of crab folks! The event netted
approximately $6,000 which the Guild plans on putting back
into downtown beautification such as more landscaping and possibly
repairing the wooden Sunol sign at the west entrance to Main
Street that was recently vandalized.
Another event to be sponsored by the Sunol Business Guild
is an emergency preparedness educational meeting on May 12
at the Sunol Train Depot. ”We need to become self sufficient
during a disaster and we need an actual plan for Sunol” said
Guild member and Sunol Postmaster, Joan Hall. More information
will follow as we get closer to the date of the meeting.
For all you rail fans out there, Niles Canyon Railway will
be holding their Triple Tanks Steam fest on Saturday and Sunday.
This will be the first time in history that all three steam
tank engines, the Robert Dollar No. 3 built in 1927, the Quincy
Railroad No. 2 built in 1924 and the Granite Rock No. 10 built
in 1942 will be running at the same time in Niles Canyon. Tickets
are available at both the Sunol and Niles Depots and trains
will depart for this special event only at the Niles Station.
Advance reservations are strongly recommended due to limited
seating. Please call 925-944-5883 for more information.