Sleepy Hollow Goes to the Dogs

Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel and State Senator Steve Glazer visit with Santa Claus at last year’s Sleepy Hollow Holiday Walk. This year’s walk takes place on Dec. 8.

    It’s a December tradition. The 18th annual Sleepy Hollow Holiday Walk will take place Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m.  Participants and their four-legged friends should congregate at the driveway on 76 Tarry Lane.
    Kaye Chavalas, one of the hosts, says, “It’s a casual and festive gathering of neighbors, friends, families and dogs for a 1-1/2 mile walk around the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood.”  
    “Santa Claus will be attending and available for photos with families and their pets, but you need to bring your own camera,” she continues.  “Also, Chief Nagel and other officers from the Orinda Police Department will attend so we can thank them for their service throughout the year. Thanks also to The Orinda Association for providing us with tents.”  Hosting along with Chavalas will be Pam and Gary Schroeder.
    Comments from last year’s event come from several residents.  Tracy Gittings says, “On behalf of all the happy dogs, thank you, Kay, Pam and Gary for hosting another fabulous holiday walk.”  While Dena Raffel adds, “Thank you for hosting.  It was great to see so many neighbors and dogs. Lolly was especially happy with the ice cream pup treat!”
    On a more somber note, Catherine Farrell wrote Chavalas saying, “I wanted to let you know that our Farley passed away this June.  I know you know how important she was in our lives and we miss her terribly.  Thank you for making her the Grand Marshall one year.  She loved the attention.  We always met such wonderful dogs and their loving masters on the annual walk.  Thank you for all you’ve done over these many years for our neighborhood and four-footed friends.”
    There will be refreshments and holiday cheer provided before and after the walk.  

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