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Windsor High’s most unlikely boosters

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 | Posted by

Windsor High School boosters Sherri, right, and Dave Kahn pick up a gift certificate from Laurie Shimizu at the Windsor Town Green. The gift certificate is an auction item at the high school’s New Year’s Eve party fundraiser. (Christopher Chung/ PD)

By HOWARD SENZELL / Towns Correspondent

Two unlikely people are behind the Windsor High School Boosters upcoming New Year’s Eve Bash at the Mary Agatha Furth Center.

Typically, school booster clubs are run by parents of students, but Sherri and David Kahn don’t have a child at the school and never have.

The Kahns volunteer their time and energy primarily because they love doing it, and because they want to help raise money for the school. Sherri is the chairperson for the New Year’s Eve party, and her husband is in charge of the food.

The couple moved to Windsor 15 years ago from West Hills (formerly Canoga Park) in Southern California and a year later learned about the Boosters Club.

“We were active in the Canoga Park High Boosters Club when our children, Cyndi and Jeremy, went to school there,” Sherri said. “We enjoyed it and felt by raising money we were helping the students.”

It was by chance the Kahns learned about the Windsor club.

“Someone mentioned to us there was a meeting at Brooks Middle School and we went,” Sherri said. “We thought since we enjoyed being active in Southern California, we’d give it a try up here.”

It wasn’t long before David joined the board of directors. The first project he undertook was the snack bar that is operated at school sporting events.

That’s not surprising, since he worked for the Ralphs Supermarket chain before moving to Windsor. Sherri was a supervisor in the billing department for the West Hills Medical Group.

The couple fell in love with Sonoma County while visiting their daughter, who at the time was attending San Francisco State.

“We chose Windsor because it was a nice little town that seemed friendly,” Sherri said. “We also needed a place that would rent to us with two dogs. We’re so happy we did picked Windsor. It’s a great place to live.”

This is the third New Year’s Eve Bash. In 2011, it brought in around $8,000, with nearly 200 attending.

At this year’s event, deejay Fabian will play dance music. The night will also feature a casino and silent auction. Hors d’oeuvres and champagne will be served along with a no-host bar.

In addition to supporting athletic teams, money raised during the year by the Boosters Club aids programs such as drama, music and culinary arts.

New Year’s Eve Bash, sponsored by Windsor High Boosters

Mary Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor

8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Dec. 31

Tickets are $40 by Tuesday, then $50, available at Chamber of Commerce (9001 Windsor Road), Atrellis Flowers (816 McClelland Dr.) or by emailing windsorhighboosters@gmail.com.

More info: boosters.windsorhs.com.


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James Lanaras is our Windsor correspondent.
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