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Scouting News : Troop 31 Scouts earn Eagle rank

Daniel Frees, from right, Peyton Marlett and Ryan Ghosh with Scoutmaster Jeff Marlett


Three Troop 31 Boy Scouts celebrated earning their Eagle Scout ranks at a Court of Honor ceremony Sept. 17.

At the ceremony, Scouts Daniel Frees, Ryan Ghosh and Peyton Marlett – all seniors at Mountain View High School – thanked dozens of people who helped them reach their goals and supported them through more than a decade of Scouting together.

Wedding: Merry Lee Eilers and Donald Berglund


Merry Lee Richardson Eilers and Donald Avery Berglund were married April 1 at Christ Episcopal Church in Los Altos. The Rev. Claire Ranna officiated. A reception followed in the parish hall.

The bride is the daughter of Charles P. and Margaret J. Richardson (both deceased). She graduated from Palo Alto High School and attended Foothill College.

Noteworthy: Parade association holds potluck


Members of the Festival of Lights Parade Association assembled recently for a potluck. Organizers are busy with plans for this year’s parade, scheduled Nov. 26 in downtown Los Altos.

“Our focus this year is renovating Santa’s Float,” said volunteer Nancy Schneider. “We have enough funds to provide the reindeer with new antlers. ... We are also giving Santa a new bag with toys as well as a redesigned sleigh. Next year we hope to do a more complicated project of redoing the structure of the float.”


July 25, 1928 - August 25, 2017

Long Time Resident of Palo Alto On August 25, 2017 Margaret (Maggie) Thompson Patch passed peacefully from complications of Alzheimer’s. She was born July 25, 1928 at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C. She was proud to be an ‘Army Brat’ and traveled with her family to China, Hawaii and all over the United States before settling on the San Francisco Peninsula.

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