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Sunshine letters | Truckee Tahoe community kudos

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Golfing for Schools a hole in one!The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation would like to thank the participating golf courses and the community for their support of the 2012 Golfing for Schools program. The program has raised more than $80,000 for the Foundationandamp;#8217;s school grants programs. The continued support of our partners andamp;#8212; Coyote Moon, Grayandamp;#8217;s Crossing, Old Greenwood, Northstar California, Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe City and Tahoe Donner golf courses make this program possible. Excellence in Education would also like to extend a special thanks to Porters Sports who served as a sales outlet. All proceeds go to Excellence in Education.The Foundation greatly appreciates the dedication these golf courses show for local education. Additionally, weandamp;#8217;d like to thank the community members who regularly support our fundraising programs.The Excellence in Education Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that enhances public education within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Each year the Foundation raises money and provides grants, resources and partnerships to benefit students, teachers and the educational community as a whole.andamp;#8212; Laura Brown, executive director, Excellence in EducationFarm to Table truly amazingOn behalf of the Tahoe City Downtown Association I would like to extend a big thank you to our four local guest Chefs: Douglas Dale of Wolfdaleandamp;#8217;s, Scott Yorkey of Jakeandamp;#8217;s, Elsa Corrigan of Mamasake and Lee Kresy of Sunnyside; who made the 2nd annual Farm to Table Dinner a truly amazing dining experience for all the guests. Weandamp;#8217;d also like to acknowledge the Foothill Wineries who donated the wine, Allison Sayles of Sugar Pine Cakery who prepared the delicious desserts and George Souza for entertaining our guests with live music throughout the event. A special thanks to Douglas Dale for all his time and energy in coordinating the event and to the Foothill Farmers Market Association for their partnership in making this event possible.One hundred of the proceeds go to the costs associated with sustaining the popular Foothill Farmers Market in our community.andamp;#8212; Christin Hanna, TCDA board memberFamily Day at the Lake makes a splashThe North Tahoe Family Resource Center heartily thanks the sponsors and participants of the second annual andamp;#8220;Family Day at the Lakeandamp;#8221; for their contributions to its success: As You Wish, John Bergman/PrintArt, the Bridge Tender, CBandamp;#8217;s Pizza, Disneyland, Jasonandamp;#8217;s, Jazzercise, Las Panchitas, Alex Mourelatos, North Shore ACE Hardware, North Tahoe Water Sports/Lake Take Parasailing, Sean Oandamp;#8217;Brien, Sassafras, Krissy and Alex at Shampoo Hair Salon, John Shuff and Crin Connolly, Sugar Pine Cakery, Sydandamp;#8217;s, Tahoe Daveandamp;#8217;s, Wild Island and Willardandamp;#8217;s Sport Shop. You epitomize the best of the North Tahoe community! This enjoyable family focused event on Saturday, June 30, at the North Tahoe Event Center offered an afternoon of carnival-themed activities, games, music, raffles and prizes and an opportunity to learn about the increasing and vital role the NTFRC plays from the West Shore across the entire North Shore. The generosity of these companies and individuals is most appreciated. And thank you to the community for coming to andamp;#8220;Family Day at the Lakeandamp;#8221; and supporting the North Tahoe Family Resource Center!andamp;#8212; North Tahoe Family Resource CenterA Big Thanks to Rx Drug Take-back Community PartnersThe Tahoe-Truckee Future without Drug Dependence (TT-FWDD) Coalition would like to sincerely thank all of the community partners and agencies for their involvement in our fourth Rx Drug Take-back event on Saturday, April 28, 2012. This event would not have been successful without the support and generosity of the following community partners; Tahoe Truckee Sanitation Agency (TTSA) and Jay Parker for alerting subscribers to the event, Tahoe Forest Hospital District (TFHD) for donating advertising, the publishers of the Sierra Sun for their donation and coverage, the Town of Truckeeandamp;#8217;sandamp;#8212;Keep Truckee Green and Nicole Dorr for outreach and materials, Placer and Nevada County Sheriffandamp;#8217;s officers and volunteers (Bill Schaffer, Don McNaught, and Richard Panzica), Truckee Police Dept., and TT-FWDDandamp;#8217;s Volunteers Dianne and Dick Hilly, Eileen Bohn, and TT-FWDDandamp;#8217;s board members especially pharmacist Donna Sundale, chiropractor Mark Brown and Kristen Mann. Lastly, we would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the residents of Truckee and North Lake Tahoe that participated in this event, showing they care about the safe disposal of unused prescription and over-the counter drugs.andamp;#8212; Devin Bradley, TT-FWDD program coordinatorEditorandamp;#8217;s note: The next Rx Drug Take-back Event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29. For information or to volunteer, call 530-546-1924.Thanks from Living History Day presentersOn behalf of Ed Zandamp;#8217;Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, the Sierra State Park Foundation and the staff and volunteers of Living History Day, our sincere thanks to the following contributors for donating prizes to support the raffle and silent auction. One hundred percent of the revenue from the sale of raffle tickets and silent auction bids will fund next yearandamp;#8217;s Living History Day.David and Jenny Antonucci, Todd Borg, Bill Clausen, Camp Richardson Corral, Christy Hill Restaurant, Thomas Grossman, Hellman Family Foundation, Keoki Flagg, Lanzaandamp;#8217;s, Robert Lober, McBrideandamp;#8217;s Nursery, Mourelatoandamp;#8217;s Lakeshore Resort, Pabloandamp;#8217;s Gallery, Patti Pettyandamp;#8217;s Cards, PDQ Market, River Ranch Lodge, Save Mart Tahoe City, Sierra State Park Foundation, Andy Skaff, Soule Domain, Southwest Gas, Florence Stronck, Squeeze Inn, Swigardandamp;#8217;s Hardware, Tahoe City Chevron, Tahoe Daveandamp;#8217;s, Tahoe House Bakery, Tahoe SAFE Alliance, Tahoma Meadows Bandamp;B, Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, West Shore Sports, Wolfdaleandamp;#8217;s and Jim Zucarro.andamp;#8212; Heidi Doyle, interpretive manager for Sugar Pine Point State Park