Leo and Sonia Vardas



Back in the '70s many of us in Pleasant Hill were shocked to learn of a new highway plan that would dissect the Concord/Pleasant Hill region and seriously impact many homeowners.  There was a compelling need to quickly assemble a local citizens group to protest the plan. But where?

 
Father Shackell had always been an ardent supporter of community action and he allowed us to use the church for an impromptu meeting. We filled the (then smaller) Nave that first evening and went on to assist others in successfully defeating the proposal.
 
Leo and Sonia Vardas