Annual Vintage Picnic

The Annual Vintage Picnic was an extra-ordinary success with over 145 people attending. The theme was ”The Impact of WWII on the Local Community.”

We were honored with two great speakers. Wallace Roberts told about his service as a B-24 pilot in Europe. Marvin Del Chiaro remembered the impact of the war on our coast.

Wallace Roberts with Sharon Bystran

Marvin Del Chiaro with Sharon Bystran

Mike Deller (left) in his grandfather’s WWII uniform. His grandfather, Private 1st Class Stanley Collins Deller, who passed away in 1999 at age 79, was photo-shopped in.

The Bockius-Orr House and Borina Archive, Alzora Snyder & Jane Borg Research Center displayed pictures, uniforms, dresses and artifacts from the WWII era.

Picnic Attendees

The Young Historian Awards were given out. First place of $500 went to Chloe DeLeissegues who attends St. Francis Catholic School. She wrote about “Women Pioneers of the Pajaro Valley.” Second place of $250 went to Jailene Lazaro who attends Cabrillo College and wrote “History of S. Martinelli & Co”. Three other participants were Germain Medina (Cabrillo College), Stephanie Chavez (Watsonville High), and Chantal Nieto (Ceiba College Prep).

Monterey Bay Caterers served a delicious lunch. We had a drawing for many great raffle prizes.

A big “Thank you!” to all who participated.

 

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