1. Vince La Novara, left, and David Rico of Vacaville cook at the Sons of Italy annual picnic Aug. 24 at Laurel Creek Park in Fairfield.
2. Jeannie and Don Cradduck and granddaughter Emma Brandi, all of Fairfield, enjoy the Sons of Italy annual picnic Aug. 24 at Laurel Creek Park in Fairfield.
3. Caroline Abugazaleh and her brother Sam Abugazaleh attend the Sons of Italy monthly meeting Aug. 15 at the Fairfield Senior Center.
4. F.a.S.T Lion President Jay Huyssoon, left, Lion District Vice President Buck Larson, Lion District Gov. Don Webb and past District Gov. Ben Anderson attend the F.a.S.T Lion meeting Aug. 7 at Sandy’s 101 Omelets. Webb spoke about acquiring more members and assisting programs for helping children escape poverty.
5. F.a.S.T. Lion President Jay Huysson, left, Chen Curtiss, Elliot Poehls, Chris Allen and F.a.S.T Lion past President Bill Fell attend the F.a.S.T. Lions meeting Aug. 21 at Sandy’s 101 Omelets. Allen spoke about Gone for Good, a part of United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay, wich provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
6. From left, F.a.S.T Lion President Jay Huyssoon, Ray Erickson, Victoria Erickson and F.a.S.T Lion past President Bob Dias attend the Aug. 7 F.a.S.T Lion meeting at Sandy’s 101 Omelets. The Ericksons spoke of the history of Erickson Ranch.
7. F.a.S.T Lion President Jay Huyssoon, left, Mike Taolock, and F.a.S.T Lion Hal Jones attend the Aug. 14 F.a.S.T Lion Meeting at Sandy’s 101 Omelets. Taolock represented The Leaven and spoke about the work it does with school programs and other groups in the community. The F.a.S.T Lions presented a check to The Leaven.
8. Jan Higdon, left, Steffni Muehleisen, Penny Piotter and Lore Quillen prepare for an ice cream social for the Vacaville City Council of Beta Sigma Phi on Sept. 4. The social was held to celebrate the club’s new year.
9. Board member Jan Higdon, left, joins Steffni Muehleisen, Sharon Frank Schbeierl and Earlene McKee in an event at McKee’s home in Fairfield to celebrate the start of a new year for the Vacaville Council of Beta Sigma Phi on Sept. 4.
10. Richard Rivera donates two twin coverlets to Samina Masood, the CEO at Heather House. The coverlets were donated by the Native Daughters of the Golden West, made by the women at Craig Congregational Church in Paradise.
11. Fairfield Host Lions member Richard Schiel, left, offers a Wooden Valley fine wine to Michael Loebs at the ninth annual Prime Rib in the Park fundraiser Aug. 24 at McNaughton Park in Fairfield. Henrick Hansen, middle, looks on. The Host Lions raised more than $22,000 for the Fairfield Community Services Fun on the Run program.
12. Scott Sniffin, general manager of the Fairfield Ford-Lincoln dealership in partnership with Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield, presents Fairfield Community Services Foundation Board Member Nancy Hopkins with a check for $1,000 to support the Fun on the Run Program. Fun on the Run serves more than 15,000 youths, ages 5 to 15, annually.
13. Fairfield Community Services Foundation board members, from left, Nancy Meadows Trigueiro, Catherine Gimard, Lisa Woods and Lori Hunt hold a poster listing the Foundation’s corporate sponsors at the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber mixer hosted by the foundation on Sept. 21. Sponsors donated more than $60,000 last year to support Fun on the Run and senior services.
14. Churchill Sorae, the branch manager at US Bank on Business Center Drive, hands Nancy Hopkins a check for $2,500, a second-year grant from US Bancorp Foundation. The funds will support the Fairfield Community Services Fun on the Run program.
15. President Arletta Cortright and member Beth Shedden of Soroptimist International of Solano County present a certificate of appreciation to Millennium In-Shape Sports Club for its generous donation of a home for the Trinkets and Treasures Community Yard Sale.
16. New President Arletta Cortright receives the gavel from outgoing Soroptimist of Central Solano President Stephanie Beardsley. The club meets each Tuesday at noon at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfield.
17. Anna Eaton, executive director of the Vacaville Boys and Girls Club, receives a check from Kiwanis Club of Fairfield President Dionne McCullar. Eaton stressed the importance of helping local children grow up in good environments, which leads to productive lives.
18. Joelyn Gropp, an architect and NorthBay Healthcare employee shares what it’s like to be an architect during the Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club career fair at Fairfield High School on Sept. 26. A total of 49 companies attended and talked with students.
19. Representatives from the Fairfield Fire Department had gear for students to try on and learn about fighting fires during the Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club career fair at Fairfield High School on Sept. 26. A total of 49 companies attended and talked with students.