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morgan hill community happenings CHOCOLATE & WINE FOR VALENTINE Presented by the Teacher’s Aid Coatliton Attendees spent a sweet Saturday, February 7 afternoon at the Down- town Community Center sampling wonderful chocolates and fine wines, and enjoying fabulous finger food. Many took home something fun from the silent auction and /or beautiful works of art made locally. The Teacher’s Aid Coalition (TAC), is a non-profit group founded in 1999 by Dr. Jon Hatakeyama and Bob Davis. It is an umbrella organization of the Morgan Hill Community Foundation and is run by volunteers with educational and professional backgrounds. Monies raised from this event, and supplies donated to TAC, go directly into teachers’ classrooms. ABOVE: (l-r) Jona Denz-Hamilton (DJ, 94.5 KBAY), Mike Tatarakis (Sound Technician), Mario Banuelos (TAC Board), Steve Betando (MHUSD Superintendent), Cecelia Ponzini (Woman of the Year), Peter Anderson (President MH Rotary Club), Mayor Steve Tate, Jon Hatakeyama (Co-founder, TAC), John Horner (President/CEO MH Chamber), Ron Woolf (VP, MHUSD), and Don Nguyen (Vice President, TAC). Ann Sabrato High School teachers Demetra Messorloras Hanson and Jim McDonald presented artwork by their students. Artist Jackie Starkovich shows her cut glass paper weights to David de la Cuesta. 68 Cheryl Hassan, Yvette Castanon, Ava Serna, and Jon Hatakeyama Seven wineries and five chocolatiers joined four restaurants and may artists/vendors at the event. Pictured above are Clos La Chance, and Castillo’s Hillside Shire. G M H T O D A Y M A G A Z I N E MARCH / APRIL 2015