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 Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal for me. I like to give but do not really care if I receive. If I receive a gift, I am happy. If I don’t, I am fine too. My husband, Noel, of nearly 24 years became tired of asking what I wanted to do and simply buys us tickets to a comedy show every year which I love.

This year though I am over the moon excited for the gifts I am buying my family and loved ones for Valentine’s Day. I am purchasing a “legacy of love” by buying a brick that will become a permanent part of the new Pleasanton River Park pathway. This is a great fundraiser organized by the Pleasanton Parks Foundation to help build a beautiful park. There are many opportunities to give including park benches with name plates, “naming rights’ for the Skate Park, Splash Pad and pavilions. But, one that is affordable for every budget is buying a namesake brick. The cost is: $40 for a 4”x8” brick with three lines of engraving and 18 characters per line. $60 for a 8”x8” brick with four lines of engraving and 18 characters per line. Please take a look at the ad on page 10A that has all the details and a form that you can turn in to participating stores CeCe’s, Café Chris, Germania, Nest Feathers, Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, Rexco, Threads and the Pleasanton Express. The Pleasanton Express is designing “Valentine’s Day Gift Certificates” to go with each order. They can be picked up here at 114 East Goodwin anytime after Monday, February 11-Wednesday, February 13. Mine are going to be:

Bill ❤️ Judy
9.3.50-eternity
Judy Wilkerson
Woman of the Year
1977

Noel Noel
5.13.96-forever
Pleasanton Express
Best in community news
since 1909

Judy & Bill Wilkerson
helped build this park
April 1987

If you have any questions or would like to order a keepsake brick, a bench or earn “naming rights”, please contact the City of Pleasanton’s Parks and Recreation Office at 830-569-5904.

NOEL WILKERSON HOLMES is the Publisher/Managing Editor of the Pleasanton Express. You may E-mail her at nwilkersonholmes@pleasantonexpress.com.

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