Sans: Final rodeo of the season is this weekend

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Wendy Sans

As I was driving down the road last week, I couldn’t help but notice just how green the grass was. It was such a bright, bold green, it was just beautiful. Today, as I was driving down the road with just one week with no rain, I can already tell the grass is starting to turn. Mother Nature really is amazing if you just take a minute to look at things. The wildflowers are still in bloom and the grass is still green, but boy can it turn quickly. Enjoy it now as it will be gone pretty soon.

The E-cubed Foundation hosted their annual Spring Trail Ride fundraiser last weekend at the historic Paicines Ranch. It was a very successful event and enjoyed by many folks. Congratulations to the organizers on such a great event.

Bitterwater Tully School students participated in their annual spring concert last Friday evening at Tully Hall. Each of the students recited a poem before singing songs for the community and their families. A very successful dinner and dessert auction was held after the performance.

The final rodeo of the year for District 4 will be held this Saturday at the Posse Grounds in Salinas. It’s hard to believe this is the final rodeo of the year. Congratulations to all the contestants on their outstanding achievements this year. The D4 queen contest was held last Wednesday evening at the 101 Livestock Market. The two contestants, Jessica Post of Morgan Hill and Hannah Neuschwander of Gilroy, both did a fantastic job competing in horsemanship, speaking, scholastic and modeling. I sure wouldn’t have wanted to be a judge! Congratulations go to Jessica Post for being named CHSRA D4 Queen. She will be representing D4 at the state finals in Bishop in June.

Holly Andrus-Harris and her mom, Vicki Andrus, hosted their annual “Flair on the Farm” event last Saturday at the Andrus Ranch in Salinas. It was my first time attending the event and I am sure glad I did. The girls put on a first-class, fun event. They had several different vendors, ranging from home decor, western furnishings, antiques, clothing, food and more. My favorite vendors were Holly’s famous dessert bar in which she had the best spice cake I’ve ever eaten, along with her famous cupcakes and Jody Gianolini’s homemade cobblers. And my other favorite was the cutest little trailer all decked out in old-time Western decor. Everything in the trailer was for sale, but I just wanted to buy the whole thing! I ran into lots of friends from throughout the valley who were there also enjoying the day. Just a few enjoying the day from Hollister were Marlene Rianda and Ginger Taliaferro. Holly and Vicki host a fall event as well so I will keep you posted to when that one is as you won’t want to miss it.

Have a great week everyone, and be sure to give me a call or e-mail me with any news you’d like to share.

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