During the past couple of years one of our members, David [Stilts] Valponi, wearing his stilts, they are at least five feet long , as he dresses like “Uncle Sam” and travels through the crowds at the local “ 49 er Festival” and the Coulterville Coyote Howl with his bucket and poster sign collecting donations for the Groveland Rotary Shoes for needy Children in the Groveland and Big Oak Flat School District that encompasses Tioga High , Tenaya Elementary, Greeley Hill Elementary and Don Pedro Elementary Schools. Because of his and other member’s involvement, we were able to donate, a $100 Gift Card from a local shoe store in Sonora to each School, with more to come as needed!
Thank you David for helping on this so worthwhile cause!
From left to right Sharon Hunt, Club Secretary, Greg Cramblit, Club President, David Valponi, Member, Donald Felts, Vice President and Wynette Hilton, School District President
Submitted by Ron Smith