Holidays on the Northern Frontier


On December 8, the Sonoma SHP venues were filled with holiday revelers taking part in activities they have come to love through the years. Participants attended three sessions at the Mission, joining the Sonoma Valley HS Choir in singing carols under the watchful gazes of Mary (Sarah Ross) and Joseph (Dino Estella). Sheriff Alex Coburn preserved order at the Blue Wing Inn (though this hardly seemed necessary at the table where kids were making clove oranges). Crafts also were pursued in the A/V room at the Barracks, while in the courtyard the 20th Maine Company G bivouacked and greeted visitors. The Toscano Hotel once again echoed with the merry sounds of the Pickle Creek Band. A memorable night on the town.

(photos by Joleen Ossello and Ed Purkey)