It’s A Wrap!

Shollenberger Shindig 2
June 12, 2012
Lagunitas Beer Sanctuary

Over 350 people turned out to support Friends of Shollenberger at the Second annual Shindig  last Tuesday evening.

The goal to raise funds to pay the legal costs to appeal the Dutra asphalt factory approval exceeded expectations!

Many thanks to everyone who bought tickets, especially Duck Brigade Boosters, partied for the park, donated and to make  this a wonderful evening of community networking and fun.

Katie Freeman of The Incubators set the tone for a great party, playing on the stage in the Food Court. Thanks to Katie and her band, the atmosphere there was like a festival. Seated at the long tables, people gathered and ate the delicious food served up by five food carts: MugShot, Pizzeria Rosso, Awful Falafel, Yum Yum Trolley, and Taqueria Santa Cruz. Thanks to these wonderful purveyors of delicious food for serving our community!

On the Main Stage in the Beer Sanctuary, Gabby La La and The Ukulady opened the show with their Kit ’n' Tenders ukulele duo, while kids hula hooped or listened in fascination to the music. The inimitable Peter Welker Sextet performed next, filling the space with world  class jazz. Singer, Deborah Winters’ performance was mesmerizing. Closing the show as night fell, was the beautiful f Elaine Lucia, singing her original songs with her new band, The Elaine Lucia Group. MC Jason Davies thanked Elaine for her wonderful performance – what a treat to hear Elaine sing in person.

In between the music , Jason Davies introduced several speakers.  Each spoke about protecting Shollenberger Park form the Dutra Asphalt factory. We heard from former Mayor Pam Torliatt; Mayor Dave Glass, representing the city of Petaluma; and  Kristine Weeks, representing Camelbak.

Present in support of Friends of Shollenberger were Council members Teresa Barrett, Tiffany Rene, former mayor of Rohnert Park, Tim Smith, and Congressional candidate Norman Solomon.

Our generous Underwriters made this event a super success – many thanks to:
The O.W.L. Foundation, Petaluma Tomorrow, Camelbak, Azure (town homes,)  The Medicine Shoppe, The Out West Garage, Hill Park Medical Clinic, Tom & Carol Isaac, Chris & Lisa Dobson, and Chroma Graphics. Our gratitude to Lagunitas  is boundless for the wonderful welcome and  hard work of Don Chartier,  and the generosity of the founder of the company, Tony Magee.

MANY thanks to the wonderful artists and numerous local businesses that donated to the Silent Auction items and also provided food and drink.  (See Program for full listing.)

THANK YOU to all the volunteers who made this event the best night of the year for the environment in Petaluma!

Petaluma you are the greatest community to live and work in !


Joan and Kaye
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