Kangaroos and koalas took over Rolling Hills Community Church of Danville on Aug. 3-7 at the annual Vacation Bible School Breakaway. With a theme of "Boomerang Express-It All Comes Back to Jesus," the week was filled with all things Australian. With the goal of service, the children, from pre-K through sixth grade, teamed up with CityTeam Ministries of Oakland to support Operation Lunchbox Express, which provides lunches for Oakland children in need. Each day, the participants brought lunch items to donate to the project and in five days had collected 7,121 food items, enough to provide lunch for almost 50 children for an entire month. On Sunday, Aug. 9, the children sang for the entire congregation followed by an Outback barbeque lunch for everyone.
Pvt. Christopher Bogart of Danville graduated from U.S. Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., on July 10. Bogart graduated from San Ramon Valley High School in 2005 and attended Santa Barbara City College and Austin City College in Austin, Texas. He is the son of Bruce and Marilyn Bogart of Danville. Pvt. Bogart is currently in training at the School of Infantry at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Upon graduation in October, he will be posted to the Weapons Company at Camp Mayberry in Austin, Texas, while he continues with his college education.