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Valley Home News for October 17, 2012

POSTED October 16, 2012 9:38 p.m.

The Valley Home MAC will be hosting the Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) Bi-Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 for the eight county MACs beginning at the Community Center Park and concluding at the Valley Home Fire Station (a short walk). Arrival & Reception at 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. and a light dinner will be provided during reception.

Welcome & Introductions by Supervisor Bill O'Brien, Board of Supervisors and Nancy Osmundson, Valley Home MAC with Guest Speakers Monica Nina, Stanislaus County CEO and Rolanda Desrosiers-Lewis, VHJSD Superintendent at 6:10 p.m. followed by Kathy Shepherd, Valley Home Community Member speaking about the building of the V.H. Community Park at 6:35 p.m.

Next on the program will be MAC Sharing (Projects/Initiatives) at 6:50 p.m. followed by Wrap Up & Future Meetings at 7:30 p.m. For questions or RSVP please call Nancy Osmundson at 847-6673.

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There was a great turnout for the Halloween festival held at Valley Home School on Saturday afternoon and evening. Lots to see and do! The Valley Home Parent-Teacher Club thanks everyone who attended the event, participated in the raffle, donated time, money, hard work, equipment and silent auction items. The event is the Club’s largest fundraiser of the year and you all helped to make it a tremendous success! Thanks to the generosity of the Valley Home, Oakdale and Escalon communities for supporting our school.

Were you one of the fearless people who bravely entered the haunted house? We witnessed many individuals build up their courage and dare to enter the spooky area...but did we see them all come back out? It sure looked dark inside.

There was a nice variety of booths located on both sides of the school parking area on the school grounds. You could try out your cowboy skills, twirl a lasso and try to rope a steer. Take a bite of a marshmallow attached to a swinging string. Change your appearance with a touch of paint applied to the face by a talented artist. There were lots of interesting booths to visit.

One of the highlights of the evening was the Carved Pumpkin contest. Because there were no entries for one of the classes to be judged, extra entries were added to this contest. Natalie Duval took a 1st place ribbon with her entry honoring the S.F. Giants. Colby Morris received a 2nd place and Kerry Duvall received a third place ribbon. Colton Norris received a 1st place on his entry "Lightning McQueen". Pete Tienken’s entry took a 2nd place ribbon, and Jack Tienken was awarded a 3rd place for his entry.

Most Perfect Pumpkin, a dark shade of green, garnered a 1st place ribbon for Bryce McKenzie.

There were two entries for the Best Decorated Pumpkin with 1st place going to Karson Purser and 2nd place to Bryce Mckenzie.

Winners of the costume contest were Wes Burford placing 1st with his "Jester" costume. 2nd place went to "Princess" Winnie Frasier, 3rd place went to Derek Silva as a "Pirate". 4th place went to Sierra Gill as a "Black Widow Spider" complete with a glittering web. Davey Frasier placed 5th with his spooky "Green Zombie" costume. Jamie Ruddy gave shivers to all with a "Vampire" costume.

Glenn and Laura Burghardt rendered the awards for this contest and both said that it was a very difficult decision to make in judging as there were so many nice entries.

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Nancy Osmundson also tells us that she and Mike have just returned from spending two and a half weeks driving across the country to the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI. They drove through southern Nevada and south Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, up to Madison, for the 5 day Expo where Mike's company had a booth. Then came home through Minnesota, So. Dakota, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada, then made the final leg home through Yosemite. They drove almost 5,000 miles and enjoyed much beautiful scenery in our wonderful USA.

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A quick bit of news just arrived. The Valley Home 4H Club will be having a Haunted House/Halloween Party & Holiday Canned Food Drive sponsored by the VH 4H Community Service Project on Saturday, October 27th at the Valley Home Park. More information in next week's news.

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