Every year, the Rio Linda Chamber of Commerce holds a fundraiser to elect an honorary mayor. There were three candidates running this year, each person represented a local non-profit organization and sold $1 tickets. Half the money raised goes to the C of C, half goes to the organization. Tonight, the winner was announced at a dinner held at the American Legion. The winner just received the symbolic top hat from last year’s H-Mayor; at right is the candidate from the Moose Lodge – and I have no idea who any of them are because I don’t hang out at either the Legion or the Moose, which are essentially two of Rio Linda’s bars.I supported the Rio Linda Food Closet and the three women who work tirelessly to make it a success. Catherine was their candidate.
L-R: Brenda Conover, Bev Doster Ward, Catherine Green
The kitchen crew prepared and served a prime rib dinner:
I met Linda and Adrienne for coffee today. Mary Gail Dorn came in with her grandson and stopped by to say hello.
Almost everyone at the party was a retired teacher or staff person of some sort in the now-extinct Rio Linda Union School District or the current Twin Rivers Unified School District.
Mary Turner, Darlene Smudski, Linda Chaix, Carole Jennings
Susie Cairns, Adrienne Clark
Thank you, Chuck (Val’s husband) for being the barbecue griller.
Chuck Wolk, Rod Turner
Georgene Cooper, Jeanne Regello
Ron Chaix, Bill Brooks, Ray Willett’s back, John Zeleski
Ann Brooks, Kathy Wymore, Linda Chaix
Val, Bill Brooks
Mike Wade, Adrienne, Val
Thank you Val and Chuck for hosting this annual event and helping everyone to stay in touch.
And version #2 of the Ocean frozen vodka turned out better that attempt #1 – hurray!
I picked up Sophia and Avery after summer school at St Ignatius was over. We first stopped at Petco to see if there were any animals to look at. There were lots! Rabbits, hamsters, mice, amphibians, fish, birds!
The best discovery, however, was the adoption center where you can meet and play with kittens and puppies. Perfect! Sophia really wants a cat, but Mom and Dad are not so excited. Since there is NO chance Grandma would ever purchase/adopt/pet a cat (or any other pet for that matter), I am the best person to provide this experience.Our next stop was haircuts. Sophia went bold with a short style.Our third stop was Sophia’s ukelele lesson. Avery and I walked around the block. He managed to entice a local kitty to follow us for a while.I’m not sure how much fun Sophia and Avery had, but I had a great time today.