Honoring Mitch will continue at Hall of Fame
Last Tuesday’s memorial service and heartfelt goodbye’s to one of the Valley’s most-loved and respected community leaders, Mitch Mulas, who recently died at the age of 84, was one of the most-attended, if not the most-attended, farewells ever give to a Sonoman, and of course it was so deserved.
Besides being the patriarch of one of the older-established families in the Valley, Mitch was a major a community and agricultural leader, as well as the perennial fire chief of the Schell-Vista Volunteer Fire Department and a longtime Sonoma Valley Unified School District trustee, who also was a Salute to Education Award honoree.
His legacy also includes what he did for youth sports in the Valley, especially at his alma mater, Sonoma Valley High School and his beloved Dragons’ football program.
When the 2011 fall football season arrives, it’s going to be sad not seeing Mitch sitting in his usual spot in the northeast corner of the Arnold Field stands.
In honor of Mitch and his family, SVHS’s Athletic Hall of Fame created the Mulas Family Recognition Award, which will be presented for the third time at the fourth annual “Dragon Hall of Fame” induction ceremony and dinner, which takes place on Saturday, May 7, at the Lodge at Sonoma, 1325 Broadway,
The award honors those people, families or businesses who have contributed time and/or resources to ensure our Valley’s students, athletes and coaches have the additional support necessary to have successful seasons and experiences.
This year’s so-worthy recepients of the Mulas Family Recognition Award will be Joe and Diane Lunny.
Sonoma’s 2011 Hall of Fame class will include former coaches Stan Augustine and Roger Winslow receiving the D.A. Pfeiffer Coaches Award; and Dragon athletes Gary Ellison, Dave Hinton and Jim Scribner from the 1950s; Mary Ann Garlick from the 1960s; Kori Schake and Jim Woods from the 1970s; Tony Edwards and Nancy Hafterson from the 1980s; Sara Jakel and Adam Soldati from the 1990s; and Tom Everidge and Joanna Rentz will be the first inductees from the 2000s.
The popular evening will begin with no-host cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and induction ceremonies at 7 p.m.
Tickets – which are $85 each and tax deductible – can be ordered by sending a check and self-addressed stamped return envelope to: Dragon Hall of Fame, c/o Vicky Mulas (Mitch’s daughter), P.O. Box 1524, Sonoma, CA 95476.
This fun and always memorable event is only three weeks away, so purchase your tickets now and revel with the Sonoma alumni in fondly remembering Mitch and his impact on so many of us.