Sometimes it can get pretty fun here


Joanne's Got It by Joanne Banuelos

GRIN: What do you get when the Chamber, the Rotary and MCARLM get together? A pretty fun time and a barbecue held in a beautiful park. It was all that and more. The visitors or judges attended came to follow our progress on the Bloom Again Committee and we will learn how they think we are following the rules. Yes it was fun to enjoy a day in the park with lots of good neighbors.

GRIN: I have heard the golf course has lots of new ideas. Such as Glow Ball on June 24, a tournament, held at 7:30 p.m. With drinks, barbecue and golf and balls that glow in the dark. A four-person scramble follows. Here is another first. Nine and Wine Golf with nine holes and follows with wine/beer and appetizers. It’s a fun event and if a golf player best check out with Yolanda Frudden to learn what she has planned next.

GRIN: On June 3 our own “Wonder Woman” Robin, our librarian, greeted me at the Book and Bake Sale. She is wearing a crown but she was missing magic bracelets. She offered one for me to wear as to be on her team. Her assistants, Jeannie and Anita, wore them and then stood ready to sell goodies and take the books off your hands if no longer wanted. Lots of used books to chose from too. Wonder Woman Day was on the third of June; however, the sale goes on until June 16.

GRIN: June 6, Rob Bernosky, regional Vice Chair of the Ca Republican Party of Central Coast, attended the So Mo Co Republican Women Luncheon. His focus is on education and the Hollister School District. The topic led to Suzanne Krause explaining ProYouth and how we are involved with the coming Gala. However, helpful for me was how to receive and send “tweets” and Facebook communication posts and learned how social media works.

GRIN: June 7 The Kitchen, an open air market or La Cocina, is now in place of the Farmers Market. Tina Lopez has called it The Kitchen and opened at 815 Broadway St. in the Mercadito Parking lot. Set up for food booths and produce that vendors can bring. Places to stay and eat or watch the first open air market. Thus making lemonade out of lemons you might say after after losing their auto agency to fire. 

GRIN: By now the June 17 Gala everyone knows it’s a birthday party for the Army on their 242nd. City and military found a way to help to fight violence in our neighborhood, and to pay for the ProYouth program that can help keep peace in our own backyards.

GRIN/GRIPE: Sol Treasurers Summer Concert was June 9 with Jeff Hinderscheid and Celestina Ripley performing and David Norum accompanying. A series is planned. I will try to let you know before the next one comes. And in time.

GRIPE/GRIN: Why carry plants and let them die? I found many left that way at Rite-Aid. To pick them up, make an effort to manage a plant department or if not why bring them here? Especially lack of care when the plan is to bring King City Bloom judges? I asked my City Council District Rep. Carlos DeLeon. According to Carlos, it was James Adkins, manager of the Rite-Aid, who cleaned it up. Done, I hope not just temporary.

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