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Jeffrey Fontana Rose Garden gets a clean up

Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Rose Garden clean up Crew

Thanks to the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR), who came out in force last Saturday on May 20th, the Memorial Garden looks better than ever.  They were assisted by five members of the Pioneer High School Key Club, who are mentored by the Kiwanis, and members of the Martin-Fontana Parks Association.

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It’s been five years since the SCCAOR Foundation adopted the Memorial Garden and pledged more than $4000 toward its upkeep, besides volunteering their time and hard work each spring and fall to maintain the beautiful red and white theme.  Chairman of the group is Frank Cancilla

The Martin-Fontana Parks Association greatly appreciates SCCAOR’s funding and volunteerism for the last five years. We salute their members who contribute so much to the lasting beauty of the garden that was planted to memorialize Officer Jeffrey Fontana.  Officer Fontana was killed in the line of duty while patrolling our neighborhoods.

*Photos provided by Nancy Kalashian.  Thanks, Nancy.

 

 

Adopt-a-Park volunteers save the day

What a great workday, Sunday, February 12! The weather was awesome.  Students from Rancho Milpitas Middle School, San Jose High School and other volunteers met at McAbee to prune roses and weed the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Rose Garden. Thanks to Adopt-a-Park and PRNS, we had all the necessary tools and support to remove one and a half truck-loads of debris. Thanks to Martin-Fontana Parks Association, volunteers were properly checked in and there was water and snacks to keep everyone focused. The roses were pruned and thinned so that we should have a wonderful 2017 bloom. Work was also done on the east side of McAbee in the two scout projects; and a pile of wood chips, recently delivered to East Fontana, on the east-side of the Golf Creek Bridge, was partially spread. PRNS will be bringing in a small front-loader to help in this process. All in all, we thank those that helped with yesterday’s project.

One word to those of us that use McAbee. When there is a coordinated effort such as this, and it is necessary for volunteers to work curb-side, please exercise caution; please slow down. Those commuting on McAbee in general exceed the posted limit. Even with middle school children negotiating wheelbarrows in the bike path on McAbee, vehicles maintained their speed. So folks, in general, if you see a work party, slow down. Those florescent-pink vested workers and their stewards would appreciate it.

Patrick P. Pizzo,

MFPA Project Coordinator

 

Thanks to SCCAOR and all the other volunteers

SCCAOR Work Party

SCCAOR Work Party

On Saturday the 22nd, MFPA President Linda Wilson signed in 15 volunteers from the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors group (SCCAOR), two Leland High School students and two Martin-Fontana Parks Association members. They worked both sides of McAbee Road to clean up the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Garden* and the Scout I and II native plant gardens.  New mulch was applied to all the areas that 10 bags would cover and the street gutters were completely cleaned of plant life and dirt from squirrel and gopher activity.  The dog was there to take care of any escaping rodents.  Thanks to all their hard work both sides of the street are once again looking beautiful.

*Friday, the 28th of this month, will be the 15th anniversary of the loss of Office Jeffrey Fontana.

Martin-Fontana Parks Association receives large donation

Thanks SCCAOR

On the left, Santa Clara County Association of Realtors’ Bonnie Wilson hands a check for $500 to MFPA President Linda Wilson.  Assisting with the donation is realtor Marlene Cavello on the right.  SCCAOR continues to provide us excellent support with volunteers and funds to help maintain the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Garden.  The garden is on McAbee Road near Golden Oak in Fontana Park.

Our Quarter Two May 2016 Newsletter is here!

Watch out!  Those MFPA folks are at it again!

Squirrel announcementClick here for our latest Newsletter:  Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, & Page 4.

Fall clean-up in the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Garden

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Thanks to the hard work of the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®, SCCAOR, the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Garden continues to increase in value year after year for all our park visitors.  Through their generous donations of time and money, the rose garden is a sight to behold.  On Sat the 19th of Sept. a crew of volunteers swept through the garden, clipping rose bushes and pulling weeds.

Thanks also to Adopt-a-Park for providing the necessary tools to get the job done.

The Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Rose Garden gets a Spring makeover

On Sat the 9th of May, the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR), with the support of the Martin-Fontana Parks Association, and Adopt-a-Park, weeded, dead-headed roses and generally cleaned-up the Fontana Memorial Rose Garden at McAbee Road and Golden Oaks Drive.  Continuing to make this area the highlight of the commute on McAbee!  Thanks for all your hard work, volunteers.  What we do without you.

Thanks also, to our photographer, Susan Mosher for the great photos.

Hard at work

Volunteers hard at work

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