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Valley Home News for December 9, 2009

The Valley Home Community Christmas Parade will take place this coming Saturday, December 12th at 5:30 p.m. The viewing stand will be located in front of the "old" School. Bundle up to fend off the evening chill and enjoy a steaming cup of hot chocolate and tasty cookies while viewing the parade. It is a lighted parade and this year will feature Mrs. Elsie Martin as Grand Marshal. Santa will arrive as the last entry in the parade! We have received word that it is not too late to enter the parade. Call Winnie at 840-2692 to enter ...

December 09, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for December 2, 2009

It is always nice to share Holiday visits enjoyed by our Valley Home residents. Hazel Rushman and family members enjoyed a combined Thanksgiving dinner and birthday party at her granddaughter Stacy and husband Tom Murphy's home in Delhi. Hazel's twin great, great granddaughters, Rylee Brooke-Lynn and Madison Elizabeth Murphy celebrated their first birthday. The birthday cake was frosted in pink and purple, with a candle placed for each twin. Each twin had a small cake to eat in their highchairs, and they had fun eating it. It was cute to watch the twins enjoy their cake, but what ...

December 02, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for November 25, 2009

Get your tickets now before the Christmas Tree Gala arrives on December 4th by calling Jenny at 847-4079. Make this a night to remember with an opportunity to win a fully decorated tree that will include the gifts placed underneath it. To order your tickets for this fun fundraiser just give Jenny a call to reserve your place at the function, which is being held from 6-11 p.m. at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale. The evening is for adults and centered around raffling off 10 beautifully decorated Christmas trees. Each tree has been sponsored by a local ...

November 25, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for November 18, 2009

Word is the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday was a hit! A special thank you to our helpers who braved the early morning chill to arrive at the multipurpose building between 4-6 a.m. to get everything started for a great morning for our Valley Home P.T.C. sponsored 1st annual "Double Barrel Pancake Breakfast."

November 18, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for November 11, 2009

Valley Home PTC president Lisa Jones reminds us that "We are pre-selling Pancake Breakfast tickets children up to 12 are $3 and adults are $6. This breakfast is going to be great: pancakes, sausage and bacon, eggs, milk, juice, water and coffee. Saturday, November 14th 6-11 a.m. Don't miss out and get your tickets today!" What a nice way to start the day!

November 11, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for November 4, 2009

Valley Home PTC members would like to say "Thank You" to their numerous donors, businesses and families that helped to make our Annual Harvest Festival such a fun place to be! We appreciate all the hard work that many individuals and families put forth to make it turn out so nice!

November 04, 2009 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for October 28, 2009

There were lots of happy smiles to be seen on the faces of those attending the PTC sponsored Harvest Festival held at the Valley Home School Pioneer Ave campus on Saturday evening. The parking lot at the school featured a 4-H Petting Zoo and lots of fun activity booths manned by the students. Inside the multipurpose room were tables decorated with fall foliage where family members could sit and enjoy delicious food and soft drinks. Highlighting the menu was a meal combo offing a tri-tip sandwich made and served by Gina Betschart and Family - Ferrarese's Catering.

October 27, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for October 21, 2009

Get set for a wonderful afternoon and evening of Halloween fun and good food. Our Valley Home Harvest Festival is here! Saturday, October 24th from 3-7 p.m. in the gym at the Valley Home Pioneer Avenue Campus…12321 Pioneer Avenue and all are welcome. Plan to participate in various games offering fun prizes to be won! This year we will have a penny pitch, bring other coins from home and toss to win a prize as you help by donating those coins to our penny drive for school-wide assemblies.

October 21, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for October 14, 2009

A Memorial service was held on October 7th at the River Oak Church in Oakdale for Ed Tribby. Ed actively served the Oakdale community as an Equipment Operator for Oakdale City Public Works. He spent countless hours helping his Valley Home friends and neighbors, and his church develop and build construction projects locally. Ed was involved in work to save the old Valley Home Community Center, and when that could not be accomplished, he chaired the committee to establish a park on the ground where the old Clubhouse once stood. Ed supervised the work in the construction of the picnic ...

October 14, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for October 7, 2009

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of friend and neighbor, Ed Tribby. Ed will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him. Ed was the chairman of the group of residents who worked so hard to try and save the old Valley Home Community Center and when that proved impossible, he worked hard to overcome County obstacles, and turn the now empty area into a park to benefit our Valley Home community. We shall miss his enthusiasm and hard work On behalf of our Valley Home community. We offer our deepest ...

October 07, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for September 30, 2009

It was great to see so many Valley Home residents attending the O.I.D. "A Century of Service Celebration" held at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Saturday. A large crowd turned out to attend the event and luncheon, which was followed by an introduction of speakers who congratulated O.I.D. on its many years of service to the community and the important role that O.I.D. has played in our community. Formed in 1909 by a group of visionaries and pioneers who had the foresight to see what water could do for our community. With their ...

September 30, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for September 23, 2009

Valley Home members of the Oak Valley Art Society traveled to Escalon on Saturday to enjoy a very informative program by Robert Shatswell of Crownshield Photography in Oakdale on the use of digital cameras for capturing art subjects and the basics to be able to make use of our camera's full potential. Members were invited to bring their own cameras to the meeting and were given insight in the best technique for getting the image they were striving for.

September 23, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for September 16, 2009

Mike Burghardt and son, Jeff spent the last week enjoying a fun filled trip to Indianapolis to attend the NHRA Funny Car Races and watch their friend, John Force, his daughter, Ashley and John's son-in-law, Robert compete in the races. The trip was also a first airplane ride for Jeff. The trip began with a mix-up in seating for Mike and Jeff, both of whom suffer mal-de-mer if they cannot sit next to a window. The trip had been planned for the past 5 months with both scheduled for window seating only to arrive at the airport to be ...

September 16, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for September 8, 2009

We have received word that Valley Home 4-H sign-ups will be held later this month for new members, the exact date yet to be decided. This year the club is again being led by President Carly Thomason. Club officers held their first meeting last week and are very excited about plans for the coming year. One of the exciting items discussed was a community service project being led by Ashlyn and Bailey Bertao to help with the cost of replacing a police dog that was recently killed in the line of duty. We are told that the Bertao sisters have ...

September 09, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Valley Home News for September 2, 2009

Sharon Hofmann sends this message to share the information that St. John's Church is starting up their Sunday School Program on Sunday, September 6th. Adult Bible Study and Sunday School will start at 9 a.m., and will be followed by the regular Church service at 10 a.m.

September 02, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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We send our heartfelt sympathy to our Knights Ferry neighbors. Once again this small tight knit community has lost one of their own. Glenda Maisel passed away very suddenly this past week. Glenda and her husband Rick owned and operated the historic Knights Ferry General Store, Bar and Glenda's Deli. Many folks, including several of us here in Valley Home will remember Glenda's delicious cooking! I will always remember the care Glenda took to get every order just right, her customers were each special to her! The community of Knights Ferry has suffered the loss of so many ...

January 28, 2015 | WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News


Valley Home News

It was birthday time in Valley Home as Garret Lee celebrated his big day! Garret and his friends and family enjoyed an afternoon of indoor swimming at Modesto Aquatics this past Saturday. The seventh grader and his guests were treated to pizza following their afternoon in the heated pool. It was a wonderful birthday and we wish Garret many happy returns of his special day!

January 21, 2015 | WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News


Valley Home News

It was back to school this past week for our Valley Home school students. Looking for a bright spot, the students were excited to learn they would have a vacation day on January 9th and also on January 19th! January 9th was a staff development day and January 19th is Martin Luther King Jr. day. On January 21st there will be a teacher collaboration meeting at 3:00pm. Friday January 23rd is the first basketball game of the season! Teams will travel to Paradise school to play. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out and support our Valley Home ...

January 14, 2015 | WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News


Valley Home News

As 2015 begins, we offer a very special thank you to Mrs. Laura Burghardt. Laura wrote the Valley Home News for many years before taking a much deserved rest. For 38 years Laura brought our community together by sharing happenings within Valley Home. It was so important to Laura to make sure school events, community events, family celebrations, and community information was available through her column. We appreciate your many years of service to our community Laura!

January 07, 2015 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


VALLEY HOME NEWS

Another year has gone by and for many of us 2014 brought changes good and bad into our lives. For some the joy and happiness of a wonderful event, for others the past year brought sorrow and heartbreaking sadness. Over the years I've come to realize that there are definitely "seasons" throughout our lives. It has taken me a lifetime to understand that truly my life has had many different seasons. I look back on the season of my youth, of marriage and family, softball, football, cheerleading, rodeo events, our family would also see family and friends off to ...

December 31, 2014 | WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News


Valley Home News

Family and friends were treated to a most special evening this past Friday night! The afterschool program presented a delightful Christmas program filled with magic and holiday spirit. The hard work of Tom Cassinetto, Bonnie Gellerman and their wonderful assistants provided the most spectacular holiday entertainment. The program featured Valley Home school students and every scene brought huge applause! A very special highlight was an appearance by recording artist Rich Price. Mr. Price is the grandfather of Valley Home 1st grader Sarah Gruenig and sister Caroline Gruenig. Mr. Price, dressed in the most beautiful sparkling Western attire, played guitar and ...

December 24, 2014 | WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News


Valley Home News

Star power ... Our entire family gathered around the T.V. eagerly waiting for "Toy Story that Time Forgot," to begin! Grandson Cody had just given us the big news! His good friend R.C. Cope was the voice of "Mason" or the "video game playing kid" in the show. We were all so excited to have the opportunity to enjoy R.C. on the big screen! The show was just a few minutes from airtime, we scrabbled to get our popcorn and get settled in, we did not want to miss a single second. Sure enough "Toy Story that Time ...

December 17, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News Week of December 10, 2014

A dazzling full moon shone brightly across the peaceful little park. The small town Christmas Parade had just ended, its glistening lights now just a beautiful glow against the night skyline. The little park had just witnessed the beginning of the ninth annual community celebration in Valley Home. Folks were now making their way into the darkened little park, where in just a few minutes joyful voices would fill the night air with the beautiful sounds of traditional Christmas carols. As if it were magic, suddenly the little tree came to life; its branches sparkled and dazzled the crowd gathered ...

December 10, 2014 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Valley Home News

We hope you come out this Saturday and enjoy Christmas in Valley Home! The community sponsored Christmas parade will usher in the evening's traditional tree lighting and community Christmas Potluck Dinner! Everyone is invited to enter a safe, 'lighted' entry and show up between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm to get in line for the parade. You do not need to fill out an entry form ... Just show up and be a part of this small town Christmas celebration. All entries should be lighted and the parade will begin promptly at 5:30 pm. Best viewing will ...

December 03, 2014 | | Valley Home News


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