Happy Pumpkin Season!!  Oct. is the month for all things round and orange.  We have pumpkin patches, giant pumpkins, and of course, the annual Pumpkin Festival!

It’s amazing to see how many folks descend on our little town for this 2- day event. While you will hear lots of grumbling about traffic, the festival is one of the main highlights of the year, in my book.   It is the major source of fundraising for local organizations and brings out hundreds of volunteers and thousands of festival-goers!

Over 60 members and guests joined us for our Fall Luncheon and General Meeting at Mezza Luna restaurant on Sept. 19th.   Janice Moody, of Half Moon Bay Succulents, gave a presentation highlighting color schemes and designs for the use of succulents and other draught resistant plants in our gardens.   CLICK HERE to view/print, Janice’s Presentation! Thank you to Sue Perls and Gisela Schecter for organizing the luncheon.  We launched our fundraising for the year with raffle prizes, raffling of centerpieces, and sales of handmade decorative soaps.  Thank you to Cynthia Russell for her beautiful raffle donation of a fall decorative piece.  Thank you to Fay Bigelow for creating the table centerpieces and thank you to Farmer John for donating the pumpkins.    Finally thank you to Sharon Weight for donating her hand made soaps, which were sold out!

Please join us for our Fall Social on Oct. 17 at the home of Becca Simmons.  Please send your RSVP to Linda Estrella, 650-726 3653 or estrella1950@yahoo.com.     I encourage all new members to attend the social to learn more about the club and our activities. 

Also, attention bridge players!   The fall bridge tournament is scheduled for Nov. 9th at the Ted Adcock Center. 

Lastly, please save the date for our Holiday Luncheon and “Time for Giving”.  It will be held on Thurs. Dec. 12th.  We are very excited that the luncheon will be at the beautiful new location of Pasta Moon Restaurant on Main Street, (formerly Centrella Restaurant.)  We will enjoy a fabulous luncheon, musical entertainment, and more!

I wish all of you a Happy Halloween!

Judy Kocher, President