The Garin Parent's Club would like to thank everyone who helped Garin Elementary School celebrate its recent 21st annual Harvest Carnival. Every year, this monumental family event brings so many together to celebrate school spirit.
We could not have done it without the help of so many dedicated volunteers. We are grateful for all their support for the staff, teachers and most of all, the students. We raised over $7,000, and will be proud to contribute this achievement toward assemblies, field trip transportation, teacher grants and an audio amplification system. Thanks go to Mrs. Stacy Joslin, our outstanding new principal; Mr. Chris Calabrese, vice principal; and our teacher representatives, Mrs. Gwen Crane and Mrs. Gail Ghiozzi; Shred This, the Baker Family and the Haunted House family; The Garin Parent's Club; the Harvest Carnival Committee, Julie Carolan and Beverly Cleland, treasurers; Eileen Tanaka, silent auction; Carrie DeGrandmont, arts and crafts; Sharon Bock, Garin snacks; Jill Pospisil, entertainment; Maru Zulueta and Anasi Jower, decorations; Bob and Phyllis Thivierge; Liz Wesner; Sandy Curnow; Luisa San Andreas; Tina Fellman; Christine Delfino; Chris Stell; Roseann Macdonald; JaNel Plowman; John Miller; Mike Hernandez; Victor Luna; Derek Selph; the Ludwig family; Hector Torres; Steve Johnson; Liberty and Heritage volunteers; Edna Hill Leadership volunteers; setup and cleanup crew; the Cake Walk donations; teachers for Teacher Time certificates; class basket donations; Over the Head Splash volunteers; and all the teachers, staff, students and parents who came down, had fun and helped out.
A great thanks to our main sponsor, John Muir Health, and Jacqueline Hanel; the Brentwood Press; the city of Brentwood for the use of the city stage and bleachers - it was phenomenal - with entertainment from Edna Hill drama and band, Bristow drama and band, Adams Middle School band and East County Performing Arts Center. Lighting was generously donated by David Bettencourt of Bettencourt electric. Our delicious food was by El Gallito, P.A.L. and Brentwood Fine Meats; Dreyers; the Georgiou family; Pepsi; the Lee family; Alhambra; Safeway; Starbucks; Quick Stop; and Carl Yost.
Thanks to Shelby Sorensen for the banner; UPS Sand Creek for the copies; East
Contra Costa Fire Protection District for the visit; and Lion's Club; Got A Party; Balloons R Us; Boy Scout Pack 50; Junior Girl Scout Troop 13; East County Performing Arts Center; and Twin Tigers Academy of Self Defense.
Generous business donations were provided by Tutta Bella Salon; Mrs. Olney; Hiro's; Pappo Restaurant; Country Thyme Gifts; Quizno's; Kragen; Jamba Juice; Starbucks; Whole Dog Barkery and Paw Spa; Little Miss Everything; Top Cuts; Mangetsu; Delta Sands Florist; Brentwood Cafe; Brentwood Fine Meats; Dynamic Dancewear; Just Teach It; Sweeney's; Vis A Vis Salon; Brentwood Harvest Park Bowl; Deer Ridge Golf Course; Shadow Lakes Golf Course; Carson Swim School; Tux of Class; Delta
Cinema; Mercer Caverns; and Brentwood Veterinary Clinic.
To all who helped plan, paint, count, call, e-mail, and who came down to support Garin Elementary, thank you! If you missed the Harvest Carnival this year, come on down next year!
Carnival Chair and Garin Parent's Club