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Valley Home News for October 21, 2009
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Get set for a wonderful afternoon and evening of Halloween fun and good food. Our Valley Home Harvest Festival is here! Saturday, October 24th from 3-7 p.m. in the gym at the Valley Home Pioneer Avenue Campus…12321 Pioneer Avenue and all are welcome. Plan to participate in various games offering fun prizes to be won! This year we will have a penny pitch, bring other coins from home and toss to win a prize as you help by donating those coins to our penny drive for school-wide assemblies.

Among activities offered at the fun event are Hay Rides, Silly String Wars, Sack Races, Pick-A-Prize Balloons, Golf & Goblins, Tattoo Center & Face Painting to name a few. Dress-up in costume and receive a FREE can of Silly String! Bring a decorated pumpkin from home to be judged and win a great prize! Want to capture the moment? See Michelle at the photo center and she will take a picture of you and yours.

Gina Betschart, with Ferrarese’s Deli, will be serving mouth watering goodies in our Food Court. Bring your appetites to enjoy the delicious food she has in store for us.

Did you enter a Scarecrow in our contest this year? Judges will be out and about from the 21st to the 23rd to select the winners. Good Luck to all participants! Remember that your Scarecrow display must be visible from the street.

Come join the fun activities we have in store. Amazing Class Baskets and Silent Auction items to bid on, come one, come all, it is Fall Ya’ll!


Our Valley Home community has another evening of family fun lined up for November 8th. St. John’s/St. Luke’s Lutheran church will be offering another afternoon of Silent Movie film fun on Sunday, November 8th at 3 p.m. The movie will star Charlie Chaplin in one of his funniest films, “Gold Rush.” Dave Moreno of Sacramento will once again demonstrate his wonderful talent in providing delightful musical accompaniment to the film, on the Church’s Robert Morton Theater Pipe Organ, which makes the movie come to life. Appearing with Moreno is the equally talented Matias Bombal, who will emcee and provide additional musical entertainment and interesting information about the movie. There is no charge to view the film however a free will offering will be accepted for the showing!

Following the movie, guests are invited to visit the church basement hall and enjoy an opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors, while enjoying a free dish of homemade ice cream. Homemade pie will also be available, priced at $2.50 a serving as well as whole pies which can be purchased.

Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend this afternoon of comedy and delicious dessert and plan to attend with family and friends.


Be sure to circle Saturday, November 14th on your calendar and plan to attend Valley Home P.T.C. first Double Barrel Pancake Breakfast from 6-11 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Breakfast also includes eggs, bacon and sausage with your choice of coffee, milk, OJ or water. More information to follow!


Valley Home 4-H held their Annual 4-H Banquet & Officer installation on October 14th in the Valley Home School multipurpose room. Members received recognition for their work, leaders were given thanks and new members were introduced. All enjoyed a potluck dinner and a slide show of club activities.


This week’s column ends with a reminder that the Valley Home MAC will meet this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Harold Pope School library at 4600 Texas Ave.  Tonight’s agenda includes reports from county sheriff department, California Highway Patrol, Valley Home Community Center, Oakdale Rural Fire Protection, the Valley Home 4H and Chief Executive Office representative Raul Mendez. As always, you are reminded that this is your community council at work – do not miss the meeting.