Over 200 people attended the 145th Annual Bennett Valley Picnic. It was a huge success again this year. Everyone who commented reported they had a fantastic time! 

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If you didn't make it this year, we hope to see you next year at Noon on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 - Save the date.

Special thanks to our sponsors: 

Pitman Farms/Mary's Chickens and Whole Foods Market on Yulupa for supplying the chickens for the event. They were delicious and juicy prepared with our secret brine and grilled to perfection.Exchange Bank for providing volunteer cashiers and a sponsorship donation, Ricardo's Bar & Grill for selling the beer and wine for us, 

Thanks also to: Sonoma County Search and Rescue for providing a cadre of volunteers, and all the member volunteers who made this great event possible.

Cherry Pit Spitting Results:

  • Men Ted Williams (of KZST): 22 '3"
  • Women Laura Parker 18' 6"
  • Junior: We had a tie that went into a spit off...
    • 1st Antonio Molteni 12' 6"
    • 2nd Sabina Stark: 11' 5"

Thanks to all who attended, our volunteers, Sponsors, Donors, and our band: The Bohemian Highway.

Member Volunteers:

  • Bill Allen
  • Bill Finkelstein
  • Chris Staudenmayer
  • Cindy Liddel
  • Craig Harrison
  • David Crocket
  • Janet Alfieri
  • Julie Thompson
  • Kelly Bryan
  • Linda Huismann
  • Linda Staudenmayer
  • Marie Nottingham
  • Marina Harrison
  • Mary Mack
  • Moira Bessette
  • Nancy Hyde
  • Patty Allen
  • Roger Fortain
  • Sam McBane Mulford
  • Shirley Mattuzi
  • Steve Kiddo
  • Tom Mulford
  • Vera Harvey

Sonoma County Search & Rescue Volunteers:

  • Bill Poe
  • Carol Thompson
  • Carolyn Gonzalez
  • Diane Seymour
  • Greg Bartlett
  • Pat Moffit
  • Sally Daugherty
  • Scott Alexander
  • Steve Kiddoo
  • Sue Hayes
  • Ted Williams
  • Teresa Tavares
  • Val Silva

Silent Auction Donors:

  • Angela Fortain
  • Bennett Valley Ace Hardware
  • Bennett Valley Gardens
  • Bennett Valley Jewelers
  • Blue Rock Vineyard
  • Carol Shelton Wines
  • Charles M. Schulz Museum
  • D'Argenzio Winery
  • Footloose Dance Center
  • Friedman's Hardware
  • Green Music Center, Weill Hall
  • J Rochioli Vineyards & Winery
  • Kirin Restaurant
  • Korbel Champagne Cellars
  • Los Tres Chilies
  • Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
  • Mayo Family Winery
  • Moira & Dan Bessette
  • Oil Stop
  • Raven Performing Arts Theater
  • Roger Fortain
  • Santa Rosa Seafood Raw Bar & Grill
  • Shelton's Natural Foods Market
  • Sisters Consignment Couture
  • Sonoma Canopy Tours
  • Sonoma Sterling Limousines
  • Spreckels Performing Arts Center
  • Starbucks - Golf Course & Country Club
  • Starbucks - Yulupa & Bethards
  • Stark's Steak & Seafood
  • Taqueria Los Altos De Jalisco
  • The Ballroom
  • The Dance Center
  • Trader Joe's
  • Transcendence Theatre Company
  • Trattoria Cattaneo
  • VJB Vineyard & Cellars
  • Wellington Cellars
  • Yao-Kiku Japanese Restaurant

And Last, but not least - Our Corporate Sponsors: