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Rim Riders say thanks

Thanks to the North Tahoe Business Association’s generous donation from their Passport to Dining event held in October 2011, the Tahoe Rim Riders 4-H Club was able to buy their hay supplies before the market price sky rocketed from the dry December weather, and#8220;priming the pumpand#8221; for future savings. We deeply appreciate the support of the NTBA. This spring we will celebrate the Tahoe Rim Riders 4H Club’s 24th year, bringing a quality horsemanship program to local youth, free of charge. Many of our graduates go on to work in the horse industry. If there is any way we can help the NTBA with our horses, please let us know. We are a unique part of the North Shore and sort of and#8220;living history,and#8221; moving into the future. Thanks for making our future brighter and more assured.

Sincerely,

Joanne M. Paolillo, founding leader, Tahoe Rim Riders 4-H Club

Lucky 7 helps homeless pets

A big thank you to Lucky 7 Tattoo and Piercing in Kings Beach who held a fundraiser on Valentine’s Day for Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation. We are very grateful to owners Corey and Kathleen for giving a large portion of the day’s proceeds to help the homeless and disadvantage animals in our community. WARF has recently paid to fix a broken leg of a stray cat that was hit by a car. Midnight is now recovering in a foster home and some of the money raised at Lucky 7 will go toward his bill. All of the WARF volunteers know that without help from businesses like Lucky 7 and other generous members of the community, we could not help those animals most in need. Remember that shopping locally helps in many ways.

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and#8212; Connie Nowlin, WARF

Bunco Bash 2012 a huge success

Thank you so much Incline, Truckee and Tahoe community ladies who supported our SnowFest! fund raiser for the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center’s programs. We surpassed last year’s donation of $1,000 in honor of those attending.

Our Bunco Bash would never have come to fruition without the generous support of our local businesses. Thanks so much to Steamers, Squeeze In, Wolfdale’s, Burger Me!, Wild Flower Cafe, Old Range Steak House, Hacienda da la Sierra, and Fire Sign Cafe restaurants as well as the Truckee River Winery and Beach Comber Hair Salon who graciously donated certificates to be used as prizes for our Bunco games. Thank you to Napa’s Eagle Eye Winery who provided us with our excellent raffle prize.

The North Tahoe Event Center couldn’t have provided a better venue for us in terms of all the and#8220;extras.and#8221; Our volunteers as well as the North Tahoe Bunco Babes deserve huge kudos for all their hours and labor. Once again the Tahoe, Truckee and Incline communities have stepped forward to be active participants in the continual giving process that makes us one of the best communities in the world!

and#8212; Joan O’Lear

Pump Track jumps forward

The Truckee Pump Track Project would like to thank The Rotary Club of Truckee for their generous grant. The grant will go toward the construction of a Bicycle Pump Track for all ages and abilities at the Riverview Sports Park, located at 12200 Joerger Drive in Truckee. With this grant we will be able to achieve our goal of breaking ground this spring. Thanks again to all of our supporters.

Thanks,

Mark Featherstone

Girl Scouts’ Bronze Award shines for Humane Society

Girl Scout Troop 116 just finished their Bronze Award Project. The Humane Society has started a project called the Pet Pantry, to keep local pets from starving. Troop 116 painted food donation barrels for this project. The barrels are located at Glenshire Elementary School and Scraps Bakery in Kings Beach.

First of all, we would like to thank Erin Ellis and the Humane Society for guiding us through the process. We would like to thank Gary Wood for helping us with transportation of the barrels. We also need to thank Tom at Mountain Hardware and Ryan at Truckee Paint Mart for donating paints, local businesses for letting us post posters for the Humane Society, and our schools for letting us meet in their buildings. Most importantly, we would like to thank our parents and leaders for all the continued support and guidance.

and#8212; Sophia and Junior Girl Scout Troop 116

To All of My Friends in Truckee/Tahoe,

I would like to thank you all personally for showing up to Jenny Wards birthday and my fundraiser for Hodgkinand#8217;s Lymphoma at Best Pieand#8217;s on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The amount of people who showed up to give their support truly amazes me. Thanks to you all we raised $856 total toward my outstanding medical bills. My words cannot express how grateful I am that such a small town has come together for my cause. To all my friends in Truckee/Tahoe area thanks again for all your love and support during this crazy time in my familyand#8217;s life; words cannot express my gratitude and appreciation to you all.

Much Love,

Brittany Tollison