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Easter egg hunt draws nearly 1000 Janice Martling weds by yzc11728


									Page A2                                                                           Clayton Pioneer •                                                                                April 13, 2007

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          Easter egg hunt draws nearly 1000                                                                         Janice Martling weds Christopher Burgess
                                                                                                                      A pristine redwood grove at      Clayton; Kimberly Grunert of       Rojas of Vallejo; Robert
                                                                                                                  Camp Mendocino near Fort             San Ramon; Erin Johnston of        Zolensky of Reno, NV;
                                                                                                                  Bragg was the setting for the        Foster City; and Tiffany Diaz of   Theodore Tulle of Fairfield; and
                                                                                                                  September 16, 2006 wedding of        Everett, Washington. Flower girl   Scott Foy of Vacaville. Jason
                                                                                                                  Janice Marie Martling and            was Kira Yonelinas of Davis.       Rojas of Vallejo was ring bearer.
                                                                                                                  Christopher Michael Burgess.            Mark Smith of Oregon,              The couple enjoyed a short
                                                                                                                  The bride is the daughter of Jim     brother-in-law of the groom,       honeymoon in the Mendocino
                                                                                                                  and Sue Martling of Clayton.         served      as    Best     Man.    area following the wedding. They
                                                                                                                  The groom’s parents are              Groomsmen included Dominic         make their home in Fairfield.
                                                                                                                  Christine Burgess of Vallejo and
                                                                                                                  Tom Burgess of San Francisco.
                                                                                                                  A reception dinner and dance
                                                                                                                  followed the ceremony at the
                                                                                                                  camp lodge.
                                                                                                                      The bride is a graduate of
                                                                                                                  Clayton Valley High School and
                                                                                                                  UC Davis. She is currently
                                                                                                                  enrolled in graduate school at
                                                                                                                  Chapman University, working
                                                                                                                  toward a degree in Marriage and
                                                                                                                  Family Therapy. She is employed
                                                                                                                  as a Montessori teacher in Davis.
                                                                                 Tamara Steiner/Clayton Pioneer       The groom is a graduate of
Several hundred kids turned out for the annual Easter Egg Hunt and BBQ and to pose                                Benicia High School in Benicia,
for pictures with the Easter Bunny at the Clayton gym on April 1.                                                 and attended University of the
                                                                                                                  Pacific in Stockton. He is
    It was a day for the whole        was clean.                                                                  employed by Auto-Chlor as a
family when somewhere near                “Sure wish they could pick                                              sales and service representative,
1000 kids and adults turned out       up their rooms as fast as they                                              and is a certified EMT and fire-
for the Fourth Annual Easter          picked up those eggs,” com-                                                 fighter with the Suisun volunteer
Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday.              mented the Easter Bunny from                                                fire department.
    Sponsored by the Clayton          the sidelines.                                                                  The Reverend Allan Martling
YMCA, Clayton Community                   Several of the eggs con-                                                of Michigan, uncle of the bride,
Church, the city of Clayton and       tained a “gold” coin and the                                                officiated at the outdoor cere-
Wendy Moore of Alain Pinel            finders of these could choose a                                             mony.
Realty, the event drew nearly         prize from a table laden with                                                   The bride wore a full-length
twice the number that attended        toys, stuffed bunnies and gift                                              white satin princess-style gown
last year. The Clayton Pioneer’s      certificates.                                                               with empire waist, embroidered
co-publisher Bob Steiner did              Meanwhile, BBQ master                                                   with flowers and accented with
Easter Bunny duty.                    chef, Eric Moore, was cooking                                               tiny pearls. She carried a cascade
    The kids lined up at the start-   up the 1000 hot dogs it would                                               of colorful fall flowers.
ing line on the ball field where      take to feed the crowd and the                                                  Bridesmaids were attired in
2000 plastic eggs stuffed with        Easter Bunny was posing for                                                 moss green tea-length dresses
candy were hidden in plain sight      photographs with the children.                                              with spaghetti straps and empire
                                                                         Event co-chair Wendy Moore gets
and the countdown began.                  “It was really a fun, family   a well deserved pat on the back
                                                                                                                  waist. Maid of Honor was for-
“Go!” said announcer, Liz             day in the sun,” remarked          from the Easter Bunny.                   mer Clayton resident Angela
Rookstool and several hundred         Wendy Moore, who co-chaired                                                 Hanly, now of Auburn. Other
youngsters swarmed like locusts.      the event with Liz Rookstool of    around all afternoon picnicking          bridesmaids included sister of                                                   Photo courtesy of Sue Martling
In less than one minute, the field    the YMCA. “People hung             and watching the soccer game.”           the bride, Jennifer Martling of              JANICE MARTLING AND CHRISTOPHER BURGESS

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