Digest 6.24.05

Rummage sale benefits future farmers
• Gilroy – The Future Farmers of America Booster Club is hosting
a rummage sale Saturday starting at 7am to raise money for students
who will be attending the 78th Annual FFA National Convention in
October. Six local students have been selected to attend the
conference in Louisville, Kent. The r
ummage sale will be at the home of the Pires family, 741 Welburn
Ave.
Details: Joan Pires at 848-3938.
Rummage sale benefits future farmers

• Gilroy – The Future Farmers of America Booster Club is hosting a rummage sale Saturday starting at 7am to raise money for students who will be attending the 78th Annual FFA National Convention in October. Six local students have been selected to attend the conference in Louisville, Kent. The rummage sale will be at the home of the Pires family, 741 Welburn Ave.

Details: Joan Pires at 848-3938.

Nominate the Hispanic family of the year

• Gilroy – The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley is accepting nominations for its La Familia award, presented annually to a Hispanic family that demonstrated exemplary commitment to the community through volunteerism.

To be eligible, family members must reside in Santa Clara County or the Peninsula. The winning family is honored at the annual Hispanic Charity Ball with the award and a video documentary about their works.

To make a nomination, visit www.hfsv.org/lafamilia.html.

Ukrainian children to visit South County

• Gilroy – This summer, Heart to Heart with Ukraine will be bringing eight to 10 children to Gilroy to host for 2 1/2 weeks. Several of these children are already in the process of being adopted by families in Gilroy and Morgan Hill. Their goal is to locate adoptive families for those who are not yet being adopted. These children have no hope for a future in Ukraine where they are literally put out on the street at age 16 to fend for themselves which takes most of them to a life of crime and prostitution. About 30 percent commit suicide within two years of leaving the orphanage.

Several fundraisers will be held to bring the children this summer. One of those fundraisers will occur Sunday at Gilroy Chevy’s from 10am to 10pm. For the funds to go to the children, diners must let their server know that they are eating at Chevy’s to help raise money for the children.

Learn the keys to customer service

• Gilroy – Learn why customer service skills are so important, the keys to quality service and the 10 deadly “sins” of customer service. Gain the tools to deal with challenging customers and good customer service strategies and much, much more. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 29 from 10am to noon at the Gavilan College SBDC offices located in the Dry Creek Village at 8351 Church Street, Bldg. E.

The cost for this 2-hour workshop is only $20 payable in advance or at the door.

Due to limited space please call in advance to pre-register (408) 847-0373.

Summer time tunes every other Sunday

• Gilroy – The latest Summer Concert is on its way. Enjoy musical tunes for the whole family at the Christmas Hill Park Amphitheater every other Sunday from 5 to 7pm. Upcoming concerts include:

June 26 JJ Hawgs

July 10 Silver Creek

July 24 Sidesaddle

Aug. 14 Los High Tops

Aug. 28 The Corvairs

Star party at Harvey Bear Ranch in July

• Gilroy – Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch staff, along with the San Jose Astronomical Association and members of The Astronomy Connection will hold a star party from 9:30 to 11pm July 2 at the Lakeview Picnic Area. Rangers will provide marshmallows for roasting and stories about the wonders of the universe while telescopes focus on stars, planets.

Details: 842-7800 or visit www.sjaa.net.

Send news items to City Editor Robert. FAX to 842-2206, mail to Gilroy Dispatch, 6400 Monterey Road, Gilroy, CA 95020, or e-mail [email protected]

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