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Living - October 31, 2008

Of note

Allison Hom, a 2007 graduate of San Ramon High School, was selected Honored Queen of the Job's Daughters Grand Bethel, at a state-wide convention held in Visalia. As one of her first official duties, she spoke at the Grand Lodge of California Freemasonry prior to the 159th Installation of Grand Lodge Officers on Sept. 28 at San Francisco's Masonic Auditorium.

Hom will serve a one-year term, traveling throughout the state and nation promoting Job's Daughters and their philanthropic ventures, which include Kamp for Kids, Job's Daughters Scholarships, and HIKE.

Hom was the first recipient of the Job's Daughters Danielle Joy Williams Scholarship. She became a member of Bethel No. 247 at age 13 and now, at 20, she is a sophomore at San Jose State College studying Industrial Design.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the residential real estate services company, has raised more than $191,000 for Habitat for Humanity, the nonprofit organization that helps low-income families build their own homes. The donation was the result of an eight-week community-wide drawing held throughout the 63 Northern California offices and was its 10th annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.

"Once again, our agents, managers and staff worked tirelessly to make this year's fundraiser a big success," said Joe Brown, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "Thousands of our folks donated their time, money and resources to raise funds so that less-fortunate families in our community have the opportunity to enjoy the American dream of home ownership.:

More than 4,000 sales associates, managers and staff from Lake Tahoe to the Monterey Peninsula purchased tickets on behalf of their clients, family, friends and themselves, which were in turn entered into a drawing for a number of prizes. Winners walked away with a $5,000 cash prize donated by Princeton Capital, a three-night Mexico getaway, a one night stay and golf for four at Carmel Valley Ranch, a $500 case of wine from Parsonage Village Vineyard, and myriad other prizes donated by generous companies and individuals throughout Northern California and beyond.

Coldwell Banker is the only national real estate firm to embrace Habitat for Humanity as its official corporate charity. Its team also has participated in the construction of 65 Habitat for Humanity homes with more than volunteer 40,000 hours.

Cub Scouts from Den 2, Pack 815, opened the Danville Town Council meeting Oct. 7 with a flag ceremony, including Calvin Atkins, Mitchell Rogers, Michael O'Hara, Jack Duffek, Jack Wilkerson, Mitchell Kanazawa, Joseph Colton and Owen Becker.

Contenders in the 2008 California Junior Teen Queen get together Oct. 4 at the Danville Home of Heidi Cheung with their mothers to practice their personal introductions, interviews, speech and talents in order to prepare for the nationals competition in Florida this Thanksgiving. The contestants are Princess Queen Alyssa-Marie Muna (mom Vanessa Muna); Sweetheart Queen Jacqueline Trafton (mom Jackie Trafton); Preteen Hostess Annika Hudak (mom Mona Hudak); Preteen Queen Raven Delk (mom Teikeshia Delk); and Junior Teen Queen Heidi Cheung (mom Mary Mok).


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