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Downtown carnival tonight to help boost school fundraiser

Original post made on Aug 8, 2009

Organizers for the I Love Pleasanton Schools fundraising campaign are counting on a carnival downtown tonight to help close the $2.5-million gap before next Friday's deadline.

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Posted by it takes a village
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Aug 8, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Kudos to all tonight for a fun family evening for all. And to all the parents that give of their time and moeny so that ALL students benefit.

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Posted by dissapointed in the mayor
a resident of Stoneridge
on Aug 8, 2009 at 11:06 pm

extreamly dissapointed by the mayor tonight of bailing on the dunk tank with 10-15 more minutes to go on her 20 minute shift. She left kids standing in line waiting while the organizers scrambled to find someone to step in before the next person. It was for only 20 minutes, Chris Grant was up there for 45 minutes with no complaints! Suck it up Mayor or don't participate at all.

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Posted by Too bad
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 8, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Too bad Mayor Moon Beam can't get layed off...

Maybe she'd understand why it was important to so many to have a united front as a City working for our community.

So the mayor goes, so goes the city.

Thanks for flaking out Mayor Hostermann.

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Posted by Wait!
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 8, 2009 at 11:31 pm

If you have done one of these dunk tanks, you would know it is very easy to get hurt! Before you judge, wait for an explanation, Please!

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Parkside
on Aug 9, 2009 at 10:31 am

Great evening. Had our grandsons here for the event, and they had a blast. From the 'fishing' booths, to the button making, to the putting green....and more.

The foothill cheerleaders did a great job of helping the little ones toss a football through the circle. I really appreciate them heling the boys out and they were tickled to death to be able to tell us they "made it through"!

Kudos to all who put on the event...and my thanks to all the businesses that participated, and all the families and individuals that turned out for the fundraiser.

Great time!

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Posted by Linda
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 9, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Thank you, everyone, who participated! It was a great event showing the spirit of this great community - and even though it was for our schools, the Mayor was there! I love this town.

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Posted by Mommy of 4
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 10, 2009 at 10:19 am

Our family had a great time! This should be an annual event! My 1 suggestion would be to close down the street next time. It was very hard to squeeze through the sidewalks with a stoller.


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Posted by Peter
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 10, 2009 at 10:52 am

To "dissapointed in the mayor" (spellcheck!) and "too bad."

Easy on the mayor...she broke her toe! She was a good sport and everyone should be supportive. I'm guessing you both are the "glass is half empty" types. Try being positive for once! This was a GREAT fun-filled event for a good cause. We are lucky to have such a great city and downtown!

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Posted by Middle School Mom
a resident of Amador Estates
on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:26 am

Kudos for the organizers and the volunteers, it was a great event and the weather was just perfect!
I was kind of disappointed, that the school teachers and administrators did not show up! Yes, some of them don't leave here in Pleasanton, but this event was for their jobs,paychecks or to increase their hours.
I think they should be participating and donating at least their time during our pleasanton events. Iam sure our goal campaign by this time would have half way.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Amador Estates
on Aug 11, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Middle school Mom,
How do know that the teachers and administrators weren't there?

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Posted by Teacher
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 11, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I'm a teacher. I was there. I saw many of my colleagues there. I've also donated and fundraised - I don't have kids in the district and I don't live in the district. It is a group effort.

Great job ILPS volunteers. We appreciate your hard work!

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