Posts Tagged ‘Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Rose Garden’

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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Jeffrey Fontana Memorial October 28, 2014

The Fontana Family

From left to right, Steve Barnes, Donna Barnes, Laura Perret, Gregory Fontana, Sandy Fontana, and Kathy Rogers.

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There was a large turnout for the Memorial.

Welcome and introductions were provided by Martin Fontana Parks Association President Linda Wilson along with some history of the park.  Father Angelo from the Holy Spirit Church provided the spiritual guidance.  Refreshments were hosted by the District 10 City Council Office of Councilman Johnny Khamis.  Sandy Fontana was presented with a framed collage of memorial photos.

13th Anniversary Memorial for slain Officer Jeffrey Fontana

You are Invited to the

2014 Neighborhood Memorial

Honoring Officer Jeffrey Fontana

Officer Fontana Collage

Tuesday, October 28 at 10:00 AM at the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Garden, corner of McAbee Road and Golden Oak Way in San Jose. Opening the Memorial will be Martin-Fontana Parks Association President, Linda Wilson. Invocation by Father Angelo, Holy Spirit Church. Hosting the event will be San Jose City Councilman Johnny Khamis from the District 10 Office and the Martin-Fontana Parks Association. Refreshments will be provided by the Council District 10 Office.

Officer Fontana was killed in the performance of his duty in our neighborhood on Oct. 28, 2001. Our park, originally Golden Oak Park, was renamed in his memory and became the Jeffrey Fontana Park. Join with the members of the Jeffrey Fontana family, friends, and our park community as we honor the memory of Officer Fontana. Bring a chair, meet the Fontana Family and express your thanks to the officers who work to keep our neighborhoods safe.

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!

Memorial Rose Garden Workday a Success!

Thanks to the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors, (SCCAOR), the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Rose Garden is ready for Spring.  Also adding their assistance were the  Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS), Martin-Fontana Parks Association members, and other volunteers.

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Check out all these hard workers!

Doesn’t that Rose Garden look great. It is a pleasure to work with the SCCAOR group. What enthusiasm, work ethic, dedication and expertise. This group did a beautiful job on the rose garden and completed all within an hour and a half! Thanks too to their families, many of which participated in the workday! It demonstrates yet again the spirit of cooperation and community within the Almaden Valley and shows what can be done if this effort is focused on a quality-of-life project. Peoples spirits will necessarily be raised by the sight of amber, red and white roses as they travel McAbee. We thank the SCCAOR.

Also, I would like to acknowledge Linda Wilson and the folks on the executive committee of MFPA for making all of this possible through their leadership and organization. This group spends several hours a month developing and implementing plans to beautify to the two parks: T.J. Martin and J. Fontana. Also, thank to those regulars that show-up on almost every workday. Chris, Sunny, Pat, Patricia, Pier, Linda, Mike and Dick….. thanks for your contributions to this specific effort.

For an additional story in the San Jose Mercury News about the workday click here.

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