Attendance was down slightly this year, mainly due to the 120+ homes lost during the October Fires in Bennett Valley. but the 170 who attended had a lovely time.

If you didn't make it this year, we hope to see you next year at Noon on Sunday, June 2rd, 2019 - Save the date.

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Cherry Pit Spitting Results:

  • MEN...Peter Caven...23'3"
  • WOMEN...Bev Caven...16'
  • Note: Selena Allen (Patty and Bill's daughter) spit 21'8" and Angela Fotain spit 18'2" BUT they were not present to win!
  • JUNIOR...Tobias Lopez...11'4"
  • 5 & under...Benji Taylor and Abby Allen (not in picture)


Thanks to our Exhibitors:

  • CA HOPE, 
  • the HALTER Project, and
  • Sonoma Search And Rescue


A VERY Special Thanks to our Volunteers:

  • Bill Allen
  • Bill Finkelstein
  • Chris Staudenmayer
  • Cindy Liddel
  • Craig Harrison
  • David Crocket
  • Janet Alfieri
  • Jim 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:

  • Alison Willets
  • Bill Poe
  • Charlie Wisdom
  • Christine McCleod
  • John Klima
  • Karen Wisdom
  • Maria Perez
  • Pat Moffit
  • Ray Leonard
  • Sally Daugherty
  • Steve Kiddoo
  • Sue Hayes

Silent Auction Donors:

  • Ace Hardware - Yulupa Branch  
  • Barbers II
  • Bennett Valley Jewelers
  • Bob & Julia Ianotosca
  • Bennett Valley Gardens
  • Carol Shelton Winery
  • Charles M.Schulz Museum and Research Center
  • Comstock Wines
  • Diane Kleinecke & Brett Raven, Frostwatch Winery
  • Dutton Goldfield Winery
  • Friedman's Home Improvement Store
  • Green Music Center
  • Hook & Ladder Winery
  • Jeff Jones, Donelan Family Wines
  • Joe Vivio, Vivio Vineyards
  • Kirin Restaurant
  • Los Tres Chilies Restaurant
  • Luther Burbank Center For The ARTS
  • Oil Stop and Car Wash
  • Ricardo's Bar & Grill
  • Samantha Noel Hair Stylist
  • Shawn Moaveni Winery
  • Shelton's Natural Foods Market
  • Sisters Consignment Couture
  • Sixth Street Playhouse
  • Skin Concepts European Skin Care
  • Sonoma Canopy Tours
  • Sonoma Sterling Limosines, Inc.
  • Starbucks (Yulupa Store)
  • Stark Reality Restaurants
  • Taquria Los Altos de  Jalisco Restaurant
  • The Ballroom Damce Studio
  • Trattoria Cattaneo
  • VJB Cellars
  • Wellington Cellars

And Special thanks to our corporate 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.



Enhancing our Environment through Community Action

The Bennett Valley Guild is not affiliated with the California Grange.