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Valley Home News 7-14-21
Winnie Mullins

Our Valley Home community is very excited! The date is quickly approaching that we will honor our sweet Bonnie and all who fight cancer. It is going to be a very, very special evening ... an evening of joyful remembrances and fun tributes! We will raise funds to fight cancer, while honoring those we love!

Please join us on Saturday, July 31 at Valley Home School. Please note, due to excessive heat, the petting zoo will not be available.

Please keep the following schedule and join us for this very special event!

4:00 pm: Water Games at our Valley Home Community Park! Kids bring your towels, or a change of clothes; restrooms are available across the street at our Valley Home School. Bonnie loved every child ... and they loved her. In her honor, all games will be free!

5:00 pm: First Lap; Walk while wearing your favorite fun costume. During this hour there will also be Balloons for Bonnie! Walk “For All Who Fight Cancer!”

6:00 pm: Walk or Dance while wearing a crazy fun hat, Bonnie’s request: “Please Dance For Me” - wear some school bus yellow!

7:00 pm: Flowers and Favorite Memories! Flowers will be provided at the start of this hour ... when you are finished walking laps this hour, please place your flower in the vases provided near Bonnie’s sign.

7:30 pm: Dedication Ceremony ... Please everyone gather near Bonnie’s sign (food and games will be closed during this time); everything will reopen immediately after Ceremony.

8:00 pm: Laps resume; please sign the bus near Bonnie’s sign.

8:30 pm: We honor our beloved Bonnie and all who fight cancer. This slide show will pay tribute to “All Who Fight!” including many photos of those fighting and those we unfortunately have lost.

9:00 pm: Western attire ... or maybe just a cowboy hat; dance or walk to country music this hour.

10:00 pm: Bonnie loved to hunt; wear your favorite hunting gear.

11:00 pm: 50s music, have fun and dance, dance, dance! We will honor all who fight!

Please join us on July 31. In next week’s column we will share more details of this very special evening. Remember all funds raised will go to fight cancer. If you wish to make a donation, please make donations to The American Cancer Society - “Team Bonnie” or your personal choice in care of “The American Cancer Society”.

As always you may reach me by email at or by telephone at 209-985-5233. Until next time, “Happy Trails to All!”