Valley Home News 11-23-22 – Oakdale Guide

Our Escalon neighbors, P and L Concrete & Garden Center, have announced that they will be closing the Garden Center soon… all other operations remain open; open and willing to continue to serve the needs of our region. It is with a heavy heart that they had to make this announcement. Her message to her loyal customers and dear friends shared how difficult this decision was to make. They appreciate each of you very much! Your patronage and friendship over the years has always been the backbone of the business. The garden center is a place that has brought so much beauty to so many of us. Loyal and hard-working employees have ensured over the years that the garden center was always stocked with the most beautiful items. Fountains with peacefully flowing water, statues with cascading waterfalls soothed your spirit. The Garden Center was a welcome place to visit on a hot summer day! I remember the stillness, the stillness, that walking among the beautiful plants and waterfalls brought. P and L garden center owners have always had a very special and close relationship with their nursery staff; Staff who are like family, many have been there for 20 years or more. With very bittersweet memories and many, many cherished memories, P and L are sharing this news with our communities.

Personally, I would like to express my sincerest appreciation to the caring folks at P and L Concrete and Garden Center. Our Escalon, Valley Home and surrounding communities will miss the beautiful Garden Center, we look forward to continuing the great service from our friends at P and L Concrete!


This week we also send congratulations to two Valley Home youth. Charley Airola has received a Stanislaus County Fair Merit Award for Fine Arts and Horticulture. We also congratulate Leon Airola, who received the only Anita Hill Award given for one of his woodworking projects. The two talented siblings would like to thank their Sierra 4-H leader, Gina Bruedele, and all the leaders and parents who have supported and helped them throughout their 4-H years!


In this week’s column, we share the beauty of fall as shared by our dear friend Christine Mendes. Chris lives in one of the loveliest parts of our area…an area where the rustic colors of the falling leaves can be enjoyed from her front yard to her back pasture! We take this time to remember Christine’s much-loved brother; a very special man, Rick Adams. Rick, you are deeply missed and loved by all of us forever.


Fall is a great time for many in our area; A Sunday drive will create fond memories for our Valley Home, Oakdale and Knights Ferry families!


As always, you can contact me at [email protected] or by phone at 209-985-5233. Until next time Happy Trails to All!


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