Our Valley Home Silent Film devotees enjoyed an afternoon of “old time” movie fun on Sunday afternoon as we watched Ronald (Buster Keaton) do his best to win the love of his college days, Mary, who is being pursued by his competition, her jock boyfriend, Jeff, who takes her hostage in her dormitory room and tries to get her to marry him. Mary manages to contact Ronald by telephone, who, in a sudden show of athleticism, sprints to her Dormitory building, pole vaults into her window, and fights off Jeff by throwing household objects at him. Mary agrees to marry Ronald and they live the rest of their lives together. The audience applauded the comedy as only Buster can offer it!
Attendees also enjoyed listening to the musical soundtrack provided by Dave Moreno on the church organ, his talented fingers really bring the instrument to life. Matias Bombal, displayed his usual flamboyance as both Emcee and vocal soloist.
To top off the afternoon of fun and film, the audience retired to the church basement to enjoy a delicious treat of home-made pie and ice cream. Proceeds from the sale of the pies goes toward work projects for the church.
Members of the Oakdale Historical Society were joined by Oakdale Garden Club members and members of Oakdale Girl Scout Troop 3811 and Boy Scout Troop 43, under the guidance of Troop Leaders, Dan and Julie Jorgensen, in placing the flags on the graves of Veterans buried in Oakdale Citizens Cemetery for Memorial Day. Over 600 flags provided by the Oakdale Historical Society and other donors, were placed by the above.
Taking part in the Memorial Day Service presented by the Oakdale Chapter 2922, Veterans of Foreign Wars, were Glenn Burghardt, Chief Petty Officer, USN (Retired), who offered a presentation entitled, “Memorial Day, What’s It all About?”
Oakdale Past Historical Society and Oakdale Woman’s Club President, Laura Burghardt offered a reading entitled “Remember Us!” The couple’s grandson, Mitchell Cobb, gave a reading of the poem, “Cover Them Over With Flowers” by Will Carleton.
Our Valley Home 4-H’ers are a group of young people our community can be very proud of.
On Memorial Day, a group of 4-H’ers and their families gathered at Valley Home Memorial Park to honor the brave men and women who fought and died for each of us. 4-H’ers Nico Sarale, Geno Sarale, Jed Garner, Deno Garner, Cody Bartholomew and Cooper Bartholomew laid a beautiful red, white and blue wreath near the flag pole. Shortly after they raised the United States flag and each one stood at attention to honor our Veterans. 4-H’er Jenna Heaton gave a moving speech and the ceremony concluded with a 21 gun salute and the playing of Taps.
Let’s hear it for Austin Dickens, Nik Garza and their Varsity Mustang Baseball team for winning their third consecutive section title. Congratulations also to Melinda Koppinger and her Varsity Lady Mustang Softball team who also won their section title. Kathy, Sierra and Brooke Bryhni would like to tell Garret Bryhni how proud they are of their little brother and best son for being voted co-MVP by his Junior Varsity teammates. They also hope that all their 4-H friends and family had a great time at Marine World Saturday.
Celebrating Wedding anniversaries this week in our community are Joe and Linda Perez, Mike and Karen Watson, Adele and Eldon Angle and Estelle and Wallace Barnhill. Many Happy Returns of the Day to All!