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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.

 

 

February 2017 Newsletter

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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.

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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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SCCAOR Work Party a huge success

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Goodbye and thanks so very much.

On Saturday, Sept. 6th, the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR) completed their fall clean-up and rose care workday in partnership with MFPA and Adopt-a-Park. SCCAOR’s park project is the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Rose Garden at McAbee Rd. & Golden Oaks Way.
Today it was time to remove the weeds and flowering-plum root growth, & dead-head & fertilize the roses. We hope to promote one more grand final rose bloom before the end of the year. When the roses go dormant in late January, we will prune the roses to a common height and get them ready for spring. This rose garden was planted & created by the South Bay Community Church on the in Nov. of 2010 as one of their “Beautiful Day” projects. MFPA had presented the need of a partnership with a local group to help maintain this garden; and SCCAOR stepped up to the plate. We are entering the 3rd year of this partnership and looking forward to keeping the momentum going.

 

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A special thank you to Dave Walsh and Grace Garland of SCCAOR for coordinating this partnership! Thanks also to Matt and Jeni Lepow, owners of Almaden Valley Nursery for their contributions to the effort. Besides having SCCAOR on site this morning, we also had Scout Troop 262 come by after they had finished up their Saturday morning Scouting activity. Since we had the tools available, they took advantage of the situation and weeded and pruned the plants in their two scout projects on the east side of McAbee. It was good timing on their part as the water main had been off for a while and they were able to water all the plants. Thanks for pitching in Scouts!

As you can see, all is well at McAbee Road and Golden Oaks Way!