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MUSIC AS A LANGUAGE ROCK FOR A REASON Left: Majhon Phillips, Founder of Music as a Language On August 18th, Music as Language hosted its 4th Annual Rock for a Reason Benefit Concert at Miramar Vineyards in San Martin. Music as Language students teamed up with professional set musicians to perform songs from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Duran Duran, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and other artists. A portion of event proceeds will benefit The Sue’s Story Project, which advances the mission of Sue Berghoff, a Morgan Hill resident. After she was diagnosed with a fatal brain disorder known as Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), Sue and her husband Chuck Berg- hoff began a mission to increase awareness and funding for research to find a cure for LBD. During the free concert, Sue Berghoff came onstage to sing “Let it Be” with some of the evening’s performers. Event sponsors included Anaerobe Systems, Anritsu, Express Concrete, LizardLip Productions, Modern Woodmen, Morgan Hill Community Foundation and other organizations, and Music as Language student families. Learn more: musicaslanguage.com, thesuesstoryproject.com. Below: Mario Banuelos and family Mark Hoffman, Rene Spring, Robin Shepherd and Mattie Scariot at the event. Sue Beghoff singing "Let it Be” with student performers. CITY OF GILROY HECKER PASS PARK DEDICATION On July 20th 2018, residents, City officials, and members of the public attended the official opening of the Hecker Pass Park. The park is located on the west side of Santa Teresa on Third Street. The three-acre park features a children’s area, open lawns, a dog park and access to the beautiful Uvas Creek Levee trail which currently extends from the Sports Park to Hecker Pass Highway. Eventually the levee trail will loop back to Santa Teresa Boulevard. From the Sports Park to the eventual end at Santa Teresa Boulevard the trail will cover 5.7 miles. The park and levee trail were built by Meritage Homes, the builders of the nearby Hartland homes, and turned over to the City.  GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2018 gmhtoday.com 45