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News: 12/15/2018

Local nonprofit wish list

Looking to give a little extra this year? The Kenwood Press reached out to our local north valley nonprofits to see if they needed anything special. Here are some of the things on their wish lists.

Team Sugarloaf

Managing Sugarloaf State Park in partnership with California State Parks. (, 833-5712)

o In need of a new (or used) side-by-side UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) similar to the Honda Pioneer 700-2. Park manager John Roney reports their last one died from overuse.

Jack London Park Partners

Managing Jack London State Historic Park in partnership with California State Parks. (, 938-5216)

Electronic upgrades:

o 24-inch monitors - most staff work from tiny, tiny screens

o A new Epson printer - workforce pro - model WF 5620

Maintenance tools:

o Heavy-duty wheel barrow

o Shovels, picks, McLeod's

o Ladders of all shapes and sizes

o Gas powered pole pruner

o Winch

Glen Ellen Forum

A nonprofit focused on building a stronger community for the residents of Glen Ellen. (, 935-9163, Please send tax deductible donation to Glen Ellen Forum, P.O. Box 490, Glen Ellen 95442. Forum will send a tax receipt.)

o Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All

o Donations to help us help those in need

o Land for a children's park

o Land to grow a community garden

o A community building for shared space, meetings, art, education, classes, events and storage

o Folding tables and chairs for community events

o Contractors/builders for community projects

o Access to a commercial kitchen for community meals

o Funding to help folks with tree removal and landscape improvements to create fire-safe zones around structures

o Donations to cover a grant funding shortfall for storage sheds for fire survivors - $3,000

o More community member involvement

SOS: Sonoma Overnight Support

Sonoma Valley's only overnight homeless service organization, located in Sonoma. (, 939-6777)

o Wool socks

o Knit caps

o Gloves

o Prepared canned food - ravioli, pork and beans, chili

o LED flashlights

o Bottled water

o Large, extra large, 2XL thermals

o Rain ponchos

o Baby wipes

o Anybody who would like to volunteer to cook and deliver dinner for 20 once a month on a Saturday or Sunday through March 31.

(, 833-2042)

o Funds to purchase a complete heavy-duty mechanic's tool set to better maintain the equipment our community has provided us. The cost is roughly $8,000, which represents a significant savings, as we can take advantage of government contract pricing. Checks can be made payable to Kenwood Firefighters' Association, and mailed to P.O. Box 249.

Mayacamas Volunteer Fire Department


o A Type-6 Fire Engine that is ISO compliant

Friends of Annadel State Park


o Always looking for dedicated volunteers

o Readers' ideas for improving their experience in the park

o Measure M provides no money for State Parks, so please donate to support your State Parks

Save the date for our annual Fundraiser dinner, June 29, Friedman Center, Santa Rosa.

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Community Calendar

Al Anon meeting
Funky Fridays concerts at Hood Mansion
Oakmont Farmers Market
Sierra Garden now open near Oakmont
GE firefighters annual BBQ Dance
Solar viewing and star party at observatory
Help raise funds for Trione-Annadel
Help raise funds for Trione-Annadel
Kenwood Community Church service
Kenwood Hometown 4th of July - pancakes, parade, shindig!
See it all during fireworks hike

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