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AAUW - Morgan Hill WILDFLOWER RUN Funds from the AAUW- Morgan Hill 35 th   Wildflower Run held in March supports its mission to promote equity and educa- tion for women and girls. AAUW raised $50,000 from the event. New this year was a water truck from Santa Clara Valley Water District that provided free water for all the runners after the race!  Dr. Kathleen Rose from Gavilan College started both the 5K and 10K races.  New also was live music along the 10K and 5K race courses provided by various local artists, including African and Taiko drummers and the AAUW Ukeladies!  Free photographs celebrating the Run were taken by the Morgan Hill Photography Club headed up by   Elizabeth Mandel.  SHINNING STARS APRIL IN PARIS 46 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN QUELLE NUIT! That’s French for “What a Night!” And it certainly was for many of our special needs students in Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Hollister at the second annual Shining Star Prom. This year’s theme was April in Paris and thanks to the endless generosity of our sponsors, dozens of volunteers and the students’ families, they were treated to festivities that included an onsite salon, boutonnieres and corsages, Eiffel Tower key chains, a photo booth and souvenir picture frames, a caricature artist, delicious food and, of course, hours of DANCING! Our communities came together to show these kids that they are, each and every one, a true Shining Star. JUNE/JULY 2018