Here’s a little roundup of some awesome OMPeople doing awesome things around the Old Mission Peninsula.
Tim Carroll’s Angel Flies to New Library
The angel has flown! Right off of Tim Carroll’s metal structure in his back yard to the new Peninsula Community Library about a half-mile north on Center Road.
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Not only did Tim donate funds for the History Room at the new library, but he’s also donating a lot of items from his own home, including this angel, which rumor has it might find a new home on the roof of the carriage house. What’s that angel’s horn sound like, Tim? (That’s Tim Boursaw’s hand holding up the angel – it’s a story of two Tims.)
Tim (Carroll) actually had the angel crafted for his place on Center Road when he was in Haiti, after receiving a Christmas card with the angel on it.
Ellen and Anne Plant Flowers at Legion Hall
If you’ve noticed the beautiful flowers around the Legion Hall in Old Mission, you can thank Ellen Kerr and Anne Griffiths for their work in planting and overseeing them.
And here are the flowers a few weeks later.
Old Mission Women’s Club Flowers at the Township Offices
And speaking of flowers, here are the pretty flowers at the Peninsula Township offices, planted and maintained by the Old Mission Women’s Club. (I did my two weeks of watering and managed not to kill them – high five, Jane!)
Pat Sharpnack Builds an SUP at Old Mission Boat Company
Check out my neighbor Pat Sharpnack’s winter project, which is now a really cool stand up paddleboard. Note the Spartan – #GoGreenGoWhite!
Pat built it herself with help from the Old Mission Boat Company (Al Jankowski and his son, Kurt). She took it for a spin on East Bay and says it works great.
Ben Wilson Restores the Oil House at the Lighthouse
The next time you’re at Mission Point Lighthouse, wander over to the Oil House and check it out. We reported earlier this year that Ben Wilson had been restoring it with help from his Boy Scout Troop 34, and now it’s handicap-accessible. Good job, Ben!
OMPUMC Chicken BBQ Is a (Tasty) Success
The annual Chicken BBQ at Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church was a big success. This is a big fundraiser for the church, and I believe they made more than $3000.
“God Keeps Us Safe” at Vacation Bible School – And So Does Our OMP Community
Also at Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church, they recently had their Vacation Bible School for kids. The theme was “God Keeps Me Safe,” so the guests that week included our local deputy, Brian Abbring, Maya from the Red Cross, and the crew from the Peninsula Fire Department. A few pics from when the PFD stopped by.
Thank you, OMPeople, for your dedication to our community!
A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers like the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and magazines like Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So of course, I started my own newspaper. Because the Gazette is mainly reader-supported, I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks my way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the Old Mission Peninsula. Check out the donation page here. Thank you so much for your support. -jb