I am a FINALIST!

Today I received an Official Document from Washington DC…

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The document contained therein advised that I am a finalist to win a 2017 Toyota Prius. Apparently they have been trying to contact me before as the envelope clearly indicates this is the “Final Attempt”!

I checked the address on 611 Pennsylvania Ave in Washington…

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Apparently an entity called PVS at 225 W First St in Casper Wy is in charge of the contest.

I checked out the address contained in the Offical Document…

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Don’t you just LOVE Google Maps!!

By the Bye, as I am awfully busy with other official documents from Washington during tax time, I regret that I will not have time to seek the prize.  Sigh…such is life…

 

 

 

MLK DAY OF SERVICE–2017 Walker Creek Ranch School & Conference Center

Martin Luther King Day is a day of service in many parts of the country. This year 60 employee volunteers (including family members in some cases) from Kaiser Permanente’s Sonoma & Marin facilities and 20 AmeriCorps Volunteers participated in the MLK Day of Service at the Walker Creek Ranch School and Conference Center

Rebuilding Together Petaluma (RTP) coordinated and managed their efforts–which is how I came to be there!

On top of accomplishing an enormous amount of warehouse clearing, the volunteers engaged in storm drain clearing, pond algae removal, outdoor clean up and filling 4 large dumpsters to the brim. Kaiser is also funding the purchase of some much needed lodge furniture for Walker Creek Ranch.

Below are a few images, photo galleries, and one slide show from the day. At the end  of the article I have included a link to a more complete set of photos

 Volunteers Assembled

Martin Luther King Day 2017 Walker Creek Ranch

Martin Luther King Day 2017 Walker Creek Ranch

Volunteers

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Volunteers of all ages…including children participated

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Heavy Lifting!! Slideshow

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An image that captures the spirit of the day

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For additional photos go to RTP’s Photo Page

The 2016 Photo Gallery Is Now Available

I wasn’t sure I was going to do one this year given my activities and photo challenge postings on my Photo Blog—BUT tradition rules and I offer another year end gallery for your bemusement…if not amusement 🙂

No guarantees as to whether I will do one for 2017…

To view the 2016 gallery, click on the page link at the top of this page or go to NEW PHOTO GALLERY FOR 2016

Project Linus 2016 Holiday Craft Bazaar…

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On Saturday, November 12, 2016 The North Bay Chapter of Project Linus “opens the doors” for its Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar…project-linus-craft-faire-2016

I offer a few images from last year’s event to tempt and entice you to stop by.  Click on any image to start the photo gallery…

The North Bay Chapter in Petaluma has created and delivered 12,954 blankets since the chapter was founded.

The mission of Project Linus is “..to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. We do this by giving them gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created for Project Linus by volunteer blanketeers. The Blanketeers are part of our mission, as well: we seek to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.”

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Ah…November! Holidays & Voting For Measure Y

Tis the start of the Holiday Season…but first we must get past the elections… 😦

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Admittedly, this has been a particularly distasteful Presidential Campaign and I understand this sentiment…

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However, it is imperative that we participate by voting!!

Remember, there are other items on the ballot than who should be President. No matter where you live there are many down ticket items for you to consider!  For example, here in Sonoma County there is Measure Y to support our public libraries…

Please vote YES on Measure Y!!

YES ON Y!

YES ON Y!

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