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Valley Home News
December 8, 2010
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The Valley Home School PTC meeting has been moved to tomorrow, December 9th at 3 p.m. in Mrs. Moore’s classroom with babysitting available in Mrs. Rathbun’s class. All are invited as we will be talking about our budget ideas for the PTC funds. It would be nice to have 3 budget ideas from each member to discuss at the meeting.

In addition, please remember that we are continuing to collect canned goods & non-perishable items and the Valley Home 4-H will be preparing the baskets prior to Christmas dismissal. Tom C. and Bonnie Gellerman are working on the Christmas program with all the classes and the performance is scheduled for December 17th.


The chill in the air on Friday evening didn’t seem to faze the crowd of residents gathered in front of the “old” school on Texas Avenue to await the appearance of the Annual Valley Home Lighted Christmas Parade. Excitement was in the air as the crowd awaited the arrival of the first vehicle rounding the corner from Pioneer Ave. on to Texas. There was resounding applause as Santa Claus aka Hallie Smith made an appearance riding and waving from a colorfully lighted ATM past the reviewing area to lead the parade. Making his debut in the Christmas Parade this year was none other than our Valley Home School mascot, the Falcon, in all his feathered finery! Parade Grand Marshals this year were 4-H Project Leaders, Jerry and Diane Hoagland waving to the crowd from a float loaded with 4-H’ers who tossed wrapped candy to the crowd of parade watchers. It was a thrill to see our big shiny Valley Home fire engine and crew appearing in the parade. A colorful float carrying 18-21 Valley Home friends joined the Jones family as they sang and handed out candy canes while waving to the wonderful crowd from R3Mz, Mickala, Maddie and Meghan Jones! A big Thank You to all who participated in this year’s parade! What a nice way to usher in the Holidays!

Waiting for the parade to start, viewers had a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the colorful lighted display across from the school which featured a Nativity scene in addition to light bedecked trees and plants etc. It was appreciated by all!

Parade viewers followed the parade over to the Valley Home School Multi-Purpose building to join friends and neighbors for a delicious potluck dinner. Valley Home 4-H provided delicious turkey and ham for the event with the community attendees providing the side dishes and dessert. Tables were decorated with snowman figures and greenery for the event. The plentiful food was delicious and the company great! Who could ask for a nicer way to enjoy a fun filled evening!


Friday evening, there was an exciting moment for the crowd of folks waiting in front of the school on Texas Ave. for the Christmas parade to start when their attention was called to look over the rooftops of homes on Minnesota Ave. and towards Pioneer Ave. and there was the glorious sight of Our National Flag flying high, lighted by a flood light from the new Valley Home Community Park. The brightly lit flag was flying at the top of the new flagpole installed the day before by park chairman Joe Perez. The crowd was filled with signs of awe and comments such as “it makes a tear come” or “it makes me hold my heart” were heard from the crowd. It was truly a wonderful sight, not to be forgotten! The community thanks Joe and his friends for another step nearing the park to completion.


Happy Birthday Wishes are sent to Bibiana Diaz from all your Valley Home friends.