CLOVERDALE: Team effort helps clear storm debris from Vets’ Memorial
Since the Sons of the American Legion built the Cloverdale Veterans Memorial at the Cloverdale Cemetery a couple of years ago, they have had problems with the sliding hillside behind it.
Last fall, they sought assistance from the Cloverdale Green Thumb Garden Club. They needed help with determining their landscaping and erosion control needs in order to stabilize the embankment.
Under their guidance, Squadron members got the work done. Then the rains came. Commander Al Delsid said everyone breathed a sigh of relief when the rain stopped and they discovered there had been no sliding and the hillside was intact,
While it was good news that the hillside held, the road above could not handle all the rain water. According to Delsid, there was so much water that it diverted from the road and cut across toward the Veterans Memorial, filling it with silt and debris.
Thanks, once again, to hard work by the Sons of the American Legion, the mess has been cleaned up and the Memorial restored to its original condition.
GEYSERVILLE: Chamber of Commerce dinner
Geyserville Elementary Parents Club and District English Language Acquisition Committee will be cooking the April 11th Geyserville Chamber of Commerce dinner. A menu of Southwestern Salad, Pork Chili Verde, Rice and Beans and Mexican Chocolate Cake will be served.
Preston Farms & Winery will be hosting the wine portion of the menu.
The Geyserville Chamber welcomes speaker Keith Woods, who will talk about “The Future of Sonoma County as Seen Through the Eyes of a Man Who Knows.”
No-host social hour from 6-7 p.m. All members and guests welcome.
Dinner, including Preston wine, ticket is $26, www.geyservillecc.com
GEYSERVILLE: Three seniors participate in Princess Project for prom
Geyserville Quilty Pleasures Studio owner Gari Jones, took three Geyserville New Tech Academy seniors to The Princess Project in San Francisco.
The Princess Project offers seniors a chance to pick out a prom dress and all the accessories free of charge. The Princess Project sets up an actual dress shop that allows the seniors to go shopping, try on new and almost-new dresses in a supportive situation.
“By creating a positive environment that celebrates bodies of all shapes and sizes, the Princess Project work goes far beyond the dress to instill a sense of pride and confidence,” Jones said.
Donate or make an appointment at, www.princessprojectsg.org
HEALDSBURG: Student to spend junior year in Paraguay as Rotary envoy
Healdsburg High School student Mary Ritchie is going to Paraguay as an international ambassador for the Healdsburg Sunrise Rotary Club District 5130. Ritchie, a 15-year-old sophomore, will leave on Aug. 15 for her trip, which will include her junior year in the country, as well as an excursion around South America. She will return to the United States in July 2018.
While Paraguay wasn’t the teen’s first or even second choice of country, she’s excited for the opportunity to learn the country’s cultural traditions and food.
“I’m happy with the way it worked out,” said the ebullient Ritchie.
Ritchie is a runner, worked for the Healdsburg Running Co. and plays badminton for Healdsburg High School. In addition, she takes an English course at Santa Rosa Junior College. Her favorite activities are music and travel.