Page 38 - Sonoma County Gazette June 2019
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   I know this isn’t unique to me. I’m worried about how we talk to each other. There is so much hurtful and rude communication every day. I am really working on speaking to people the way I want to spoken to. And most importantly tuning out and turning off anything where disrespectful communication is the norm.
Forestville Skatespot Third Annual Fun Run
Thank you all for participating in the Forestville Skatespot Third Annual Fun Run! Everyone had a great time and it was our most successful event yet. We were especially excited to have had Supervisor Lynda Hopkins drop by and announce her full support for the Skatepark project! She is actively working with the County to secure a location and we are hopeful that this will happen soon. We will keep you posted.
Thank you Supervisor Hopkins!!
Congratulations to the following 2019 Skatespot Fun Run Winners!
As we go about our day let’s remember that one word can change someone’s day for good or bad. We need to be more thoughtful of what we say and how we say it. No response is a response and it’s a powerful one.
 REMINDER to attend the GRAND OPENING of the
Graton Green Park on June 2nd. Supervisor LyndaHopkins will speak, and also Bill Bullard from the Graton Fire Protection District, and community leaders Micca Gray representing the Graton Community Club, Christy Lubin of the Graton Labor Center. Jennifer Kuszmar from the Sonoma County Open Space District will also speak as we are the recipients of the Open Space District for a grant for the purchase and development of the Green.
5 Mile Men’s Division
The effort to create a park in Graton started in 2007. They incorporated as the Graton Green Group in 2010. They chose that name because they want to be stewards of the land and be the most conscientious as they can be to follow today’s “green” or environmentally conscious standards.
1st: Daniel Karbousky 2nd: Andy Howard 3rd: Lon Wiley
The name also harkens back to the days when there were community greens or commons, land that no on owned in particular, where an errant cow might graze and where town festivals were held.
5 Mile Under 18 Boys
We’re very happy that the land has the “critch” (designated by the county
as a drainage ditch, but thought of by locals as a creek, thus “critch”) running through it, and that it contains the old water tower, a community land mark since early in the last century. They have turned the water tower into an amphitheater. They plan to build a bridge over the critch and gain a strip of land on the other side along Shirley Street as an abandonment from the county.
5K Men’s Division
For many years (eight or more), local people and people from other areas have been buying personalized bricks to help provide funding for the Green. It’s really wonderful that people have had such faith in us for all these years. People have purchased bricks every year so that we are installing 186 bricks before the June 2nd opening of the Green. For a small community, I think that’s sweet evidence of faith and community support. About 20 personalized bricks will be installed for the opening, but t’s never too late to buy a brick! There are many “dummy” bricks that can be easily replaced by personalized bricks. For a brick order, Green supporters can go to the
Graton Green West opens June 2nd. Graton Green East will
open later in the year. The June 2nd event will be a community potluck, and people are invited to bring a dish and the plate & utensils, and a blanket if they want to sit on the new green. Tables & chairs will also be provided.
1st: Jordan Gibboney 2st: Dalton Borchers 3rd: Kai Rogge
1st: Gianna Parseghian 2nd: Malea Deis
3rd: no entry
Another WONDERFUL Graton Fire Pancake Breakfast
Thank you to all the volunteers that make the Graton Volunteer Fire Department annual pancake breakfast such a delightful event. Its one of my family’s traditions and even after 17 years, I still get excited. They do a great job not only organizing the event but making sure you are greeted with helpful and smiling faces. We had a great time and thank the volunteers for all their hard work. Thank you too for all that attend this important fundraising event. Noted: GFD had a nice garbage system going this year, patiently making sure composting, recycling and trash were all separated.
Well done!
Andy’s Market
Ron Blair Signs Brotherhood Board Shop The Cutting Edge
The Ellis Group
Empire Runners Club Emtu Estate Wines Forestville Pizzeria
Forestville Youth Park Frame of Mind
Fred’s Liquors Guayaki Yerba Mate Ideal Hardware Ironwood Builders Jigar Wines
Meredith Kieschnick
Nightingale Breads Olivers Markets
Rialto Cinemas
Russian River Cycle Serv. Frank and Norma Saize Mark Sever, Phys. Therapy The Service Station
Shear Pleasure Salon
Sonoma County Gazette Speer’s Market Sunshine Roasters Handline Restaurant Walker Station Wines Whole Foods
Wine Guerrilla
No entries
1st: Brandon Goodman 2nd: Joe Stubbelfield 3rd: Eric Nogleberg
5K Under 18 Boys
5 Mile Under 18 Girls
5 Mile Women’s Division
5K Women’s Division
1st: Brooke Salisbury 2nd: Katie Stych
3rd: Katherine Wentz
1st: Amanda Healey 2nd: Shannon Dower 2nd: Shannon Dower
And a HUGE thank you to all of the following donors. You put the “Fun” in Fun Run!
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Kali Holdren, volunteer through Forestville’s FFA Program

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