Oakmont’s Grandparents Club hosted another fun-filled Grandparents Week, July 24-29, 2022. Interested in statistics? There were 84 Oakmont families and 146 grandchildren participating in a Welcome Carnival and Family Picnic, both at the Berger Plaza, along with 44 class offerings for children from age 2 to 16. Culminating the week were four coin tosses in the Central Pool, with the top prize going to a 12-year-old who collected $32 from the bottom of the deep-end of the pool! Last I heard, she was going to treat her grandparents to dinner at Oak!
It takes a village … an Oakmont Village … to put on something like this, including dozens of volunteers from Grandparents Club, Oakmont Gardens, and Oakmont residents who don’t even have grandchildren. So many people to thank: Cathy & Frank Valerga (Carnival), Margi Nielsen (Picnic), Valley of the Moon Golf Course (Golf Clinic, Putting Contest, & Golfing with Grandparents), pickle ball/tennis/Wii bowling/table tennis/Pétanque/bocce/lawn bowling (for graciously teaching our grandchildren how to play their sport), Quilting Guild (for teaching children how to sew on buttons and other stitches), Oakmont Ukesters & Mello-Tones (for providing beautiful music at the big events), Pete Hardy (for single-handedly barbequing hot dogs & burgers for the picnic), Kenwood Congregational Church (for printing services), and all the GPC members who taught classes. Special thanks to our financial donors, Oakmont Kiwanis and Valley of the Moon Rotary. Lastly, abundant gratitude to OVA office staff and our amazing and hard-working Oakmont maintenance staff.
Don’t miss next year’s Grandparents Club events: Easter Eggstravaganza! on Saturday, April 8 and Grandparents Week, July 23-28.