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March 3, 2010
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Valley Home residents are looking forward to two evenings of fun this month starting off with the Valley Home School PTC sponsored 2nd Annual Bunko Night being held on Friday evening, March 12th. Dinner will commence at 6 p.m. in the School Multipurpose room with the game of Bunko beginning at 7 p.m. Remember that seating is limited for the fun event so interested parties should give Lisa a call @ 840-3178, Cindy @ 840-1365 or Shelley @ 484-2547 to purchase tickets for the event.

The regular PTC Meeting will be on Thursday @3 pm in Mrs. Moore's classroom on the Texas Ave campus.

Be sure to mark your calendars also for the Valley Home 4-H Spaghetti dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser scheduled for Friday evening, March 19th. Dinner will consist of spaghetti, salad, rolls, dessert and beverage, priced at $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. The group also offers “To Go” dinners for those who wish it. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please call 848-0378.


Valley Home Garden Club members and hosts for the day, Glenn and Laura Burghardt, invite our local Oakdale Garden Club members to participate in St. Patrick’s Day festivities at the Club meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 16th at the Oakdale Masonic Hall. Don’t forget to wear your best green outfit for the occasion, word is there might be a Leprechaun or two attending the event with an eye to awarding a prize to the best dressed attendee! Refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m. for those with a taste for everything green!


Valley Home residents were saddened to receive word that former long time resident, Arne Knudsen passed away on February 21. Arne and his brother, Soren started a family nursery business, Knudsen Nursery Inc., here in Valley Home in 1960. The brothers were often very active in providing plants to decorate many of Valley Home’s community activities. Your reporter remembers his work with Valley Home 4-H members, helping many of them to develop their knowledge of growing and working with plants.

We offer our deepest sympathy to Arne’s family members in their loss.


Happy Birthday wishes are being sent this week to Audrey Rinna from all her Valley Home friends and neighbors. Audrey celebrates a birthday this first week of March!


It may be a little early, but Valley Home residents and Silent Film Buffs will want to grab a pen and circle April 24th on their calendars for an afternoon of Silent Movie fun. We have just received word that St. John’s/St. Luke’s Church is going to host another of the Silent Movie treats followed by refreshments of homemade pie and ice cream. Dave Marino will once again be playing the pipe organ and Matias Bombal will be returning as the Master of Ceremonies.

The movie, made in 1925 is entitled “Seven Chances” and finds the star of the show, Buster Keaton, an heir to a fortune, if, he marries by his 27th birthday, which happens to be today. Well, the chase is on from there, to find a bride, any bride.

Come join the fun on April 24th! Show time is 3 p.m. Generally, it is standing room only, so come early. This is a free will offering, but donations are greatly appreciated. This fundraiser will help the church to replace its tables and chairs in the downstairs dining hall.