BARLOW AID BOYS ATTEND LOCAL CHURCH
One hundred and fourteen boys from Camp Perkins, on the Barlow Ranch, attended church in Sebastopol on Sunday, coming in special cars on the electric road in time for the mass at St. Sebastian Church. The Protestant boys attended the Methodist Church, where the pastor, Rev. M. Young, preached a sermon especially for young people. This is the second Sunday the boys have attended church during the summer, the first time attending the Congregational Church. The ice cream treat last Sunday was a gift from Rev. Father McKinnon and was enjoyed by all of the boys.
SITE CHOSEN FOR VETERANS HOUSING IN BROOKHAVEN ADDITION
Following WWII the need for temporary housing of Veterans and their family was needed nationwide and locally. The failure to provide a location for a veteran’s housing project by the City meant the possibility of refusal of application unless all requirements were met. In the last moments the Bank of Sonoma County came forward and offered the Brookhaven addition which the Sonoma County Housing Authority declared it to be ideal for the housing project. The land was currently planted in apple trees and all efforts will be used to save trees of which the residents will be able to harvest. The housing project was dedicated as the Rudolph Theiller Memorial Homes. Theiller, was the first local boy to die in the war efforts. Uncrating of the prefabricated units began arriving for the erecting for Quonset style homes, each of which will house two to three families. Improvements to the land included getting water and sewer services, and streets paved.
NOSTALGIC HAYRIDE, A 20 YEAR TRADITION
For the past 20 years Sol Benelli and his hay wagon, driven by four horses, has been one of the main attractions in Guerneville. This specially built wagon will accommodate about 100 persons and can be seen each evening going down Main Street with its happy passengers. The project is owned by Ken Parr Stables, Guernewood Park, but its success is attributed to Benelli. The picnic-hay ride leaves Guernewood Park and makes its way through town toward Armstrong Redwoods State Park. A wiener roast is part of the fun trip at the picnic grounds owned by Mrs. Laura Birkhofer. Each guest is given a long pointed stick with which to barbecue his own hot dog. The season usually ends a few days after Labor Day weekend.