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Valley Home News 7-28-21
Winnie Mullins

We send a huge “Thank You” to all who worked so hard this past Saturday ... our Valley Home Community Park looks amazing! Dennis McCutcheon, Don Taro, Bryan Martin, Bryce Martin, Cody Bartholomew and Cooper Bartholomew worked tirelessly to make our park beautiful for this Saturday. Our sweet Bonnie must surely be smiling in Heaven!

This Saturday, July 31 will be a very special evening in Valley Home! Our Valley Home School and our Valley Home Community will pay tribute to our “Beautiful Bonnie”, and “All Who Fight Cancer”. We invite each of you to join us for this very special evening.

Activities will start at 4 p.m. with water games in the park. At 5 p.m., activities will begin at our Valley Home School. We will be walking laps to honor our sweet Bonnie and all who fight! The first lap will begin at 5 p.m.; you are invited to wear a fun costume during the first lap and there will be a very special balloon release during this hour.

Each hour has a different theme; however, please feel free to walk laps or just come relax and enjoy a delicious dinner while visiting with old friends. Together we will raise money to fight this horrible disease. We will honor all who fight!

For anyone wishing to make a donation, please make any donation out to “The American Cancer Society, Team Bonnie” or donation of your choice to The American Cancer Society.” Together we can make a difference!

We will be walking laps until midnight. During the evening there will be many special activities: Beautiful feathers for your hair by TJ; we all know how much Bonnie loved wearing feathers in her hair! Our Valley Home eighth graders’ legacy “Bonnie’s Closet” will be available for all to visit! A very special and very talented artist will be doing amazing face painting. A fun roping demo invites all to try their hand at roping. Friends of Bonnie will pay tribute to our “Sweet Bonnie and All Who Fight” with a special vehicle show. You are invited to bid on delightful Silent Auction items, while enjoying great Raffle items. Exciting Bingo games will offer fun for all. Bonnie’s bulbs will bring a beautiful touch to our evening. The well-stocked Country Fruit Stand welcomes all to purchase the freshest fruits and vegetables. There will be a fun filled area for the little ones, with games and lots of fun for the older kids! Bonnie loved all children and in her honor, all games will be free. Our first responders will be with us at 7 p.m.

At 8:30 p.m. a photo tribute slide show will be shown; it will pay tribute to our beloved Bonnie and all who fight cancer.

Come have dinner with us! Delicious BBQ chicken sandwiches, homemade tamales or country hot dogs for your eating pleasure; enjoy delightful homemade treats from our sweet shoppe, hot buttery popcorn, cotton candy, ice cold slushees, and frosty cold lemonade will keep you refreshed all evening!

At 7:30 p.m. all activities will stop briefly but will resume immediately after a special ceremony; we will honor Bonnie in a very special dedication of our Valley Home School Multi-Purpose Room. Everyone please gather at the front of the gym; former Valley Home School Superintendent Tom Price will travel back to Valley Home to be with us, Callie Chrisman will sing and play her guitar in a special tribute, our School Board will formally dedicate our Valley Home Multi-Purpose Room to Bonnie! Our new Valley Home School Superintendent Mr. Bill Slikker and his wife Kathleen will be attending this very special evening. Please join us in Valley Home this Saturday evening, July 31 as we walk in support of all who fight cancer.


This coming Tuesday, August 3 is National Night Out! We will be celebrating at our Valley Home Community Park; please join us at 6:30 p.m.

Please bring a favorite dish to share. We will supply drinks, napkins, plastic ware, and plates. Come celebrate and enjoy visiting with your friends, family and neighbors. We look forward to seeing each of you!


As always you may reach me by email at WinnieMullins51@gmail or by telephone at 209-985-5233.

Until next time ... “Happy Trails To All!”