The cups runneth over for almost a dozen area nonprofits earlier this month. Maria Toimil, the volunteer board president of the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival, presented $22,000 in donations to area nonprofits on Feb. 1, including:
AMVETS Post 55; Native Sons of the Golden West; Iron Order; Hanna Boys Center; Sonoma Girl Scouts Service Unit #103; SVHS Cross Country Team; Volunteers in Policing; Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Authority; FAHA Manor; the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance; and Teen Services Sonoma.
“All of these organizations had an active role in making the weekend event a success, along with all of the volunteer Board of Directors who work 12 months a year,” said Toimil.
The Vintage Festival claims to be the oldest ongoing harvest event in the state. The event will be celebrating its 120th anniversary next September. The three-day event begins with a Friday night gala followed by grape stomps, fire-fighter presentations, the “Get Your Glow On” parade, 5K/12K runs, a tiny tot race, artists, wine tasting, live music and events for kids. Toimil is currently taking suggestions for a 2017 theme. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas.