|Bill Cilker, Sr. and Lee Lester|
Following annual tradition, History San José kicked off the celebration of the upcoming Valley of Heart’s Delight event at a lunch gathering of past honorees to meet this year’s honorees.
Bill Cilker, Sr. and Lee Lester were introduced as the 2012 Valley of Heart’s Delight honorees, representing their families’ historic agricultural roots (no pun intended, really!) in the Valley.
Past year’s honorees Sharron and Carl Cookson, Bill Del Biaggio, Jerry Rosenthal joined Linda Lester, HSJ Board Chair Tom Scott, President Alida Bray and other HSJ staff for lunch catered by Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. Past honorees unable to attend include Jim Salata, Susan and Phil Hammer, and Jack Douglas as well as Helen Del Biaggio.
PSRT will cater the eighth annual event on June 30 at History Park, featuring food stations, along with wine, beer, tastings, demonstrations and activities around the plaza.