Thursday was an amazing day in the West End. The re-dedication to Maverick at DeTurk Round Barn Park, the Grand Opening of the DeTurk Round Barn and the Spring West End Meeting all in one day! Meanwhile, the weather went from overcast, to sprinkles, to heavy rain to sun- interesting but maddening to event planners. Here’s an overview of the day:
DeTurk Round Barn’s Dog Park was re-dedicated to fallen K-9 Maverick. Shirlee Zane, a well known dog lover and our So. Co. Supervisor, spoke and presented a resolution honoring the Maverick Dog Park and the West End Neighborhood Association. As tradition dictates, “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes played as many neighbors, law enforcement officers and K9s took a moment to silently acknowledge the loss of a great K-9 and dog. Maverick’s Partner/Handler/Trainer Officer T. J. Van Bebber, accompanied by his family unveiled the plaque. Bob, Larry and Lou Bertolini of Western Farm Center handed out goodies for all the dogs.
Grand Opening of DeTurk Round Barn. A long awaited moment in time finally arrived, the official public debut of the amazing DeTurk Round Barn. It was a proud moment and the DeTurk Round Barn will finally be known to one and all as one of the most incredible buildings in Sonoma County.
The West End Neighborhood Association Spring Meeting was held, for the first time, in the DeTurk Round Barn. It was a great meeting. Along with our standard of each neighbor introducing themselves, the City of Santa Rosa City Manager Kathy Millard also made the acquaintance of our residents. We had updates about the progress of West End Charter School and The Great West End & Railroad Square Handcar Regatta. Afterwards, we all gathered for a group photo.
Meeting Photos in W. E. Meetings and Cleanups Gallery
Buy your tickets to the Regatta now! This year’s Regatta is scheduled for September 25th, (last Sunday in Sept.). The Regatta is celebration created by many creative minds and hours of volunteer labor. To support this great event, there will be a small entrance charge (worth every penny!). Tickets go on sale at Brown Paper Tickets on Sunday, March 20th. Buy Tickets Use the password, “historicwestend” to get a special West End Resident price. Everything is still in the planning stages, things can and do change so sign up for info and updates for the Great West End and Railroad Square Handcar Regatta.
West End Charter School needs signatures for a petition and folks willing to put in the work to create an amazing, unique school. We’ve got to put in the effort to make this school happen. Contact Tory Paul to get involved.
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