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Kirigin Cellars community DIGEST Th e Concours at Kirigin Valley KIRIGIN CELLARS IS CELEBRATING its Centennial in 2016, and is hosting several events throughout the year in honor of this special occasion. On April 24, Kirigin held a Spring Open House. This celebratory event featured wine tasting, live music, soccer, cricket, and archery demos and lessons, all against a gorgeous backdrop of flowers in full bloom. On Sunday June 26 the winery hosted The Concours at Kirigin Valley. The annual car show featured food, wine and 90 classic cars on display across ten acres of cricket lawns. Attendees enjoyed delicious barbecue from Blue Rock BBQ and live music from JJ Hawg. To round off the Centennial celebrations, Kirigin will host a Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 11 th from 11 am to 4 pm with food, live music and harvest festivities. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church In Memory of Jack Rymers By Pastor Ronald E. Koch, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 34 A PHOTO, AN IDEA, A CARVING, A GIFT THERE IS A STORY BEHIND THIS GIFT. It begins with a photo I took while visiting in Germany several years ago. What attracted me was the door of the little church in Euskirken near Cologne. Over the door was a carved stone depiction of a shepherd lead- ing a herd of sheep. That picture made a perfect screen-saver background for my office computer. Several years ago when Jack Rymers was visiting my office, he noticed the screen-saver and said that he had a friend who could probably make a wood carving based on that picture. I didn’t think too much more about the idea at that time. The time was not right. When Jack died in October of 2015, many people gave memorial gifts to honor him. Jack had been a long-time shop teacher at Gilroy High School. Jack’s widow, Norma, came to me with some ideas of what to do with those gifts to remem ber Jack. The mention of a wood carving jogged my memory to that earlier conversation I’d had with Jack. I suggested that such a wood carving might be a fitting memorial to Jack. Norma agreed, and Bob Fowler set to work. The carving was installed and dedicated on August 14, 2016. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 gmhtoday.com