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Valley Home News

October 6, 2010

POSTED October 5, 2010 11:38 p.m.
Valley Home 4-H held a meeting on Tuesday, October 5th in the gym at Valley Home School and final sign up for projects was held. More people are needed to sign up to help work at the Valley Home Harvest Festival and also for helping to lay sod at the Valley Home Park. Showing up next on the club meeting agenda will be a meeting to be held on October 13th at which time the group will hold club awards and officer installation. The meeting will begin at 6:30 and will also offer Pot Luck dinner with members bringing their favorite dish to share. The theme for the evening is “Around the World.”
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Excitement is building in the air as our community begins to get ready for the Annual Harvest Festival. Word is there is competition in the wind for coming up with the biggest pumpkin for the Largest Pumpkin Contest! If growing the biggest pumpkin isn’t your thing, there is also a contest for carved and decorated pumpkins. Let the artist in your soul create a winning entry in the contest!
If growing and decorating pumpkins isn’t your style, how about putting your creative talents to work and coming up with the most beautiful, spooky, weird, unique, humorous or colorful costume for the Costume Contest!
Most of all, plan to have a wonderful fun-filled evening at the Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 23rd. The fun begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. The event is being held at the Pioneer Ave. School campus. We look forward to seeing every one there!
Don’t forget to get to work on your entry for the Annual Scarecrow contest! Entries are to be built and displayed at your home. Looking back over the previous Scarecrow entries, we can proudly state that Valley Home residents always come up with winning designs!
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Word has been received from Sharon Hoffman that two more trees and an assortment of shrubs have been received at the Valley Home Community Park site and that about does it for trees and shrubs at this time. One of the trees is a memorial donation but the names of the donor and honoree is not available at this time.
Next on the agenda will be the placing of boulders along the front property border line on Pioneer Ave. to enclose the park. The boulders have been donated by Randy Benedix and all that is needed is some volunteers to help in the moving and placing of the rocks. Call Joe Perez at 847-1162 if you are willing to help.
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Last week Glenn Burghardt received an invitation to join Tom Changnon, Stanislaus County Office of Education Superintendent for breakfast at Denny’s in Oakdale. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Office of Education’s new “Choose Civility” initiative.
We all know that civility is a core value of a well functioning society and one of its defining components. Glenn was asked to serve on the Stanislaus County Civility Board of Advisors. He accepted and the first meeting of the thirty member board was September 28 at the Martin Peterson Event Center in Modesto. The Board of Advisors will guide the strategic, visionary, and goal-oriented aspects of the initiative – helping transform the work of Dr. P.M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility: The 25 Rules of Considerate Conduct into a concrete roadmap for Stanislaus County. The meeting was informative and information received will be included in future columns.
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