A report was received from Claire Taro that their daughter Vickie and son-in-law Leo Albers picked she and Tony up in their pickup on December 9th and drove them to Fernley, Nevada where their granddaughter Kristen and husband Joey Volene live with children 13 year old Rebecca and 11 year old Mathew. On Saturday the group went to a piano recital by their great-granddaughter Rebecca who has been taking piano lessons for a year or so. She has been doing well and her performance of three songs included Skateboard Boogie. Her great-grandparents are so proud of her.
Two members of the Valley Home Municipal Advisory Council (MAC), Glenn Burghardt and Tammie Smith completed their four-year terms this month. Glenn reports that he found the MAC Program is an outstanding one that allows local residents and county personnel to exchange ideas and solutions regarding situations that needed to be investigated and resolved. He states that he was not previously aware of how much help and information could be received from our county representatives. The four years has been an eye opener. The new members are Kathrin Hart, Christopher Hempleman and Winnie Mullins and they took office on December 2, 2011 for four year terms.
Two major achievements of VHMAC that will last a lifetime come to Glenn’s mind. One is the great help that was given to the park committee in the planning and establishment of the Valley Home Community Center Park which has brought the “community heart” back to the residents. The other is working with the VHMAC in trying to solve the harassing truck traffic on Lone Tree Road. It appeared that there was no solution but an idea was discussed at a Council meeting and was quickly put into effect by the county public works department. It was to reestablish Valley Home as a true community as it was in the past. County signs were put up on the roads into our community telling everyone that this is VALLEY HOME – Pop: 228 – Elev: 150, and hopefully this indicates that drivers should SLOW DOWN & BE AWARE as they are driving through a community with school children and other resident traffic.
The next meeting of the Valley Home MAC will be Wednesday, January 18, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Harold Pope School.
Need a respite from the busy Holiday Season activities? Join our Valley Home residents who are looking forward to starting off the New Year by enjoying a delicious Pancake Breakfast sponsored by members of our Valley Home School PTC Club. Just the thing to ward off the chill of the cold mornings that are upon us now. We can’t think of a nicer way to begin the New Year than the opportunity to enjoy a visit with Valley Home friends and neighbors, and enjoy a delicious meal of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, juice, milk, coffee or water while catching up on Holiday Happenings in our community. Tickets for the event are priced at $3 for children through 12 years of age and $7 for adults. The event will be held on January 7 from 6:00 – 11:00 A.M in the Gym/MPR on Pioneer Avenue campus.
Be sure to check out the Pancake Breakfast place mats and discover what our local business people have to offer and take notice of the upcoming date scheduled for the Annual Bunko Night, also sponsored by the Valley Home School PTC, which will be held in March 2012.
Happy New Year to All!