Hometown News 12-07-12
Beth Carter’s concert at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church delighted more than 150 attendees who enjoyed an eclectic collection of old American songs, a cycle of German songs by Robert Schumann and some new music, as well as favorites from the musical theatre and operatic stage. The concert doubled as a benefit for FISH.
Concert attendees donated almost 500 pounds of non-perishable food items, a barrel of clean clothing and more than $1,000 in cash (photo, left).
One of the largest sources of funding for FISH is the bell ringing before Christmas at CVS, Glen Ellen Market, Lucky, Safeway and Sonoma Market, which should begin soon. The bell ringing fund support the annual Christmas food giveaway scheduled for Dec. 21 at Hanna Boys Center.
Sonoma Valley Hospital in conjunction with the Sonoma Girl Scouts collected more than 75 coats for the One Warm Coat Project. The donations will be distributed in the Sonoma Valley through FISH (Friends in Sonoma Helping). Hospital staff and members of the Community Trust Team (pictured, back row: Kathy Cole, Chris Kutza, Colleen Wilson and Jackie Lyons) met with the local Girl Scouts to combine their coat donations and prepare them for delivery to FISH.
Sonoma Sister Cities has been sponsoring an international relations lecture series with the Sonoma Community Center. This past Monday it received a contribution from Tonnellerie Remond (headquartered in Burgundy, France) toward defraying the costs of the series. Here, Bill Boerum, president of Sonoma Sister Cities, stands by as Todd Stanfield, owner’s representative of Tonnellerie Remond, a French cooperage company, presents a $500 check to Tom Montan, events manager at the Sonoma Community Center to underwrite expenses for the “Windows to the World” lecture series sponsored by Sister Cities and the Community Center.
The next lecture in the seven part series will be on Jan. 10 on the topic of “Changing China – One Journalist’s Viewpoint.” Commentator and China watcher, Lynne Joiner will be the speaker. Tickets are $15 and available from the Community Center’s Box Office at 938-4626, ext. 1, or svbo.org.
Sonoma Chevrolet donated $500 to the Sonoma Valley Youth Soccer Association on behalf of Laura Stanfield.
In the last four years, Cash4Candy has collected more than 3.5 tons of candy and has made a big impact on children’s health in Sonoma County. Kids from all over joined Cash4Candy on Nov. 1 to get paid for their candy and enjoy Halloween without the over-consumption of sugar. This free, nonprofit community event, held at Synergy Dental Group in Sonoma and Petaluma Dental’s Wellness Campus, had a carnival atmosphere complete with booths, raffle prizes, face painting, T-shirts and toys.
Support came from Petaluma Valley Athletic Club, Pump it Up, King Electric, Fit for a King Catering, Arbonne-Terri Wickwire, Century 21 Bundeson, Astro Jump, Jude Mion Face Painting, Sonoma Bank, Larson Family Winery, Safeguard Printing and Promotions, Keller Williams Real Estate and Sonoma Chevrolet. For more, go to cash4candy.com.
Synergy Dental Group is supporting the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance this holiday season. Through Dec. 12, the office will be collecting gifts for children in need. The office has a holiday tree, with gift tags to choose from. Simply take a tag, gather a gift for the child and return the wrapped gift with the tag attached to 660 Third St. W. For more information, call 938-9066.