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The Gilroy Elks Lodge hosted its annual Mother’s Day Charity Champagne Breakfast for members and guests Sunday at Gilroy Elks Lodge on the Hill. Moms, grandmas, great-grandmothers and their families enjoyed a menu cooked-to-order omelets, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, pancakes, biscuits, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, milk, Bloody Marys and Mimosas. The chocolate-covered strawberries were also quite popular.
So, spring Passport Weekend for our wonderful, visitor attracting wineries is a comin’ fast on March 23 and 24 and a spat has broken out. Hopefully, Sycamore Creek will change direction and participate in the weekend and, hopefully, the winery owners will get together to seek solutions to the challenges of parking and rowdy wine drinkers who overindulge. Toward that end, perhaps the winery owners could consider hiring shuttle buses – a few for the Gilroy area and a few, likewise, for Morgan Hil. The buses could ferry passengers on a loop route between wineries during the weekend. A main parking lot would have to be identified and promoted – Dhruv Khanna’s paved soccer field parking lot at Kirigin Cellars could work, for example – and that could minimize some of the challenges. If the winery owners are smart, they’ll do what they can to solve the problems themselves and collectively keep intact the momentum of Passport Weekend and the growing reputation for fun events, good wine and hospitable staffs that the area wineries have built.
Not that it really matters, but “Spry” Sig Sanchez’s honor at the Chamber’s annual Gilroy “Spice of Life” community awards dinner should have been the “Lifetime Achievement” award instead of “Man of the Year,” an honor which he probably should have received when he was in his 60s, instead of in his 90s. Sig did a grand job, as usual, with a classy and humorous acceptance speech. Besides that, I got to chat briefly with his two charming granddaughters, Nicole and Jaynie (hope I remember that spelling from filling out the Little League line-up card), who were friends with my daughters growing up. Love it when I talk to young people who I knew when they were “this high” who are blossoming as young adults.
Gilroy Elks Lodge #1567, as part of the Elks National Youth Week, honored eight graduating seniors from Gilroy and Morgan Hill for their achievements and awarded $6,500 in scholarships last month.