Last Saturday, the Valley Home Community Park was the site of birthday festivities for Avery Kay Cornett. The park pavilion was transformed into a gala setting to celebrate little Avery’s first birthday. About forty guests attended the celebration to honor Avery which was hosted by her parents, Shane Cornett and Emma-Rubio Cornett. Barbecue dinner and special birthday cake was enjoyed by all and served at tables covered with purple tablecloths. Clusters of purple balloons attached to the pavilion posts with ties of curled purple ribbon carried out the color theme.
Younger party goers enjoyed a pony ride and adults enjoyed visiting and watching the activity. Avery and her parents reside in Oakdale. Emma, her brother Lupe, and sister Carmen Rubio all attended Valley Home School.
The Cornett family has the distinction of being the first family to request using our Valley Home Community Park by reserving the area for a family event. The family was so delighted with the park site for the birthday party for Avery, they are happy to strongly recommend it for other festivities.
For those individuals who may be interested in reserving the park for events, you can E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Our Valley Home Community Park is also the site for our Valley Home 4-H meetings during the summer months. The officers meet at the park at 6:30 p.m. on the Tuesday which was yesterday and it is prior to their regular 4-H meeting on the following first Tuesday of the month, weather permitting. That meeting will be next Tuesday.
Our Valley Home community received the great news and we are all happy to hear that Russ Carpenter is feeling much better. Russ has been feeling a little “under the weather,” but now he will once again find himself busy with his grandkids Emma, Wyatt and Mary Beth.
The Valley Home PTC’s Harvest Festival committee also met this past Monday at the Valley Home Community Park and we expect to have information from that meeting to report to readers next week.
This past weekend found several of our Valley Home 4-Hers making a trip to Ceres to participate in officer training sessions. It was great fun and a terrific learning experience. Attending the new leader orientation were eight dedicated new 4-H volunteers.
Valley Home 4-H President Jenna Heaton reports that one of the newest projects to be offered this year will be Archery led by Mr. and Mrs. Weaver. Our 4-H members would sincerely like to thank all the many leaders within our club for their hard work. Our leaders give up so much of their time to lead projects and help us learn to become good citizens we are very grateful for every one of our great leaders.
What is that strange sound emanating from the fields in Valley Home? Can it be the sound of pumpkins receiving VIP treatment to grow faster and bigger for the Valley Home Harvest Festival pumpkin contest?
Have you envisioned what your Scarecrow will model for its fashion debut in this year’s Scarecrow contest? Will your select Family, Country, Tallest, Scariest or Original for your winning entry? We will all know the answers come the 2011 Valley Home Harvest Festival on October 15th.