A Memorial service was held on October 7th at the River Oak Church in Oakdale for Ed Tribby. Ed actively served the Oakdale community as an Equipment Operator for Oakdale City Public Works. He spent countless hours helping his Valley Home friends and neighbors, and his church develop and build construction projects locally. Ed was involved in work to save the old Valley Home Community Center, and when that could not be accomplished, he chaired the committee to establish a park on the ground where the old Clubhouse once stood. Ed supervised the work in the construction of the picnic overhang and the initial leveling of the park grounds and was prepared to move on and finish the project before he was suddenly taken from the community.
Members of the Valley Home Community Center board of directors have related that they have received several offers of help on the completion of the project from friends of Ed Tribby as they knew how important it was to him. Anyone else having such an interest may contact the board through this column.
Lots of excitement in the air as the Valley Home P.T.C. members begin to get ready for the Harvest Festival to be held on Saturday, October 24th from 3-7 p.m. We have been given a preview of the booths which are planned for this year’s fun event and it appears there will be lots of fun for everyone in attendance. The food court will be run by Gina (Ferrarese) Betschart this year and they have a tasty menu with great pricing for all to enjoy! Adding to the event fun will be the return of several favorite booths such as Bingo, Cake Walk, Lollipop Pull and Bean Bag Toss. We are told that they will be adding a Tattoo Center along with the Face Painting Booth. New this year Caramel Apples will be sold by our eighth grade class as well as Pick-A-Prize Balloons and Sack Races! Make sure you bring a decorated or carved pumpkin to be judged and help decorate our Festival!
P.T.C. members are taking Pre-Orders for an unlimited play wristband for this event, on sale now for $18, at the gate they will be $20. These bracelets will be at the entrance gate and available via the “will- call” line!
Scarecrow contest winners will be announced at the event, make sure to get your entries in and have them decorated by October 21st, with judging held on the 22nd and 23rd. The categories for this year are: Country, Family, Original, Scariest and Tallest. Entry forms available at the schools or on the website P/T page as well.
St. John’s/St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Valley Home will be having a silent Movie and Ice Cream Social on Sunday, November 8th. They will be offering the movie entitled “The Gold Rush” starring Charlie Chaplin.
Congratulations go out to Jenna Heaton and Justin Doyle who traveled to Merced this past weekend with their meat goats to compete in the Oktoberfest Jackpot Show. Jenna took several Supreme Goat honors while Justin took the reserve overall champion. It was a huge honor for the two top awards to go to two of our own Valley Home kids. Jenna was also the champion showmanship winner while Justin did very well winning reserve champion junior showman. Great job, we are proud of you both.
This weekend will find the 4-Hers attending a hayride and bonfire thanks to Sophia Martin for setting this activity up for them.
Very special happy birthday wishes go to Amanda Monschein. Her big day is October 19th. Also birthday wishes to Kathy Bryhni and Vicki Soares.
Great job Lainey Smith at the Power Puff game this past week.