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Truckee Tahoe Sunshine letters

We want to thank the North Tahoe community for their wonderful support in the Holiday Food and Clothing Project, held on Dec. 19 at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach, and sponsored by the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation. The HFCP provided 30,000 pounds of food, warm clothing and childrenandamp;#8217;s books to 300 families, more than 1,500 people.We received generous monetary grants from the Safeway Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, and Placer County. Stohlgren Brothers donated eggs, milk and butter to all of the families. Our local markets, Safeway in Kings Beach and Truckee, Save-Mart in Truckee and Kings Beach, Village Market in Incline Village and Raleyandamp;#8217;s, all gave food and assistance to our project, as well as Brockway Bakery and Tahoe House.We couldnandamp;#8217;t have done this event without the donation of the space by the North Tahoe PUD andamp;#8212; their staff went out of their way to accommodate our needs. We so appreciate the help of George LeBard and staff at Project Mana. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada was amazing in their assistance, and Pastor Chip Larson and the Christ the King congregation and Plumas Bank donated huge amounts of clothing.There were hundreds of volunteers involved in the organization and distribution of the food and clothing. To see our young children and teens learn how to give to their community is a heart-warming experience. We cannot mention everyone who helped, but we are grateful to be a part of a community that supports those who might need a little extra help. We believe that is the true spirit of the Holiday Season. Let us continue with that spirit all year long, to all in need in our world.andamp;#8212; Norman Sussman and Barb Cohen, co-coordinatorsHoliday Food and Clothing Project

On behalf of Project MANAandamp;#8217;s Board of Directors and staff I would like to thank Tahoe Mountain Club for sponsoring and hosting the eighth annual Holiday Cooking Demonstration. The event was held at Coyote Moon Golf Course and organized by Tahoe Mountain Club. Neil Cunningham was the Master of Ceremonies. The real stars for the evening included some of our regionandamp;#8217;s most talented chefs who shared their expertise: Chef Patrick Courtney from Tahoe Mountain Club, Chef Tom Marrin from Full Belly Deli, Chef Charles Soule from Soule Domain, Chef Jason DiGuilio from Schafferandamp;#8217;s Camp/ Wild Goose, Chef Michael Trombetta from Farm to Belly, Chef Billy McCullough from Dragonfly, Chef David Smith from Cottonwood, and Chef Andrew Shimer from Pacific Crest. The chefs demonstrated various exotic courses for a first-class experience. Once again it was one of the best events of the year with six courses of delicious, mouth-watering food served with a variety of fine wines provided by Florianandamp;#8217;s, Pour House, Truckee River Winery and Uncorked. Host Debbie Casey made everyone feel right at home in a very cozy setting perfect for viewing the demonstration. The serving staff did an excellent job, always keeping everyone supplied with food and wine. A special thank you to musicians Ben Martin and Crystal Craig of After Eights, and Comedian David Rowand. A big thank you to Porter and Simon for their tag team humor and auctioneering skills. Our deepest appreciation to all our sponsors. We know what a tough year it is. Alpine Meadows, Ambassador Toys, Austinandamp;#8217;s, Blountandamp;#8217;s Excavation andamp; Paving, Bodywise Massage, Boreal, Cabonaandamp;#8217;s, Citizenandamp;#8217;s Bank, Clearwater Day Spa, Cooking Gallery, Coyote Moon, Crosbyandamp;#8217;s, Crux, Dagny Borcich, Dave Hunter, DB Chimney, Diamond Peak, Diversified Systems International, Doug Flynn, El Toro Bravo, Elite Feet, Fair andamp; Green, Get into the Groove by Ellen Grace, Gioielli, Glow, Grahamandamp;#8217;s, Gratitudes, Homewood, Ice Lakes Lodge, Images Salon, Julie Blaker, La Galleria, Lake Tahoe Yarn Company, Marilynandamp;#8217;s Cat Walk, Marti Park, Mickeyandamp;#8217;s Big Mac Charters, Mickeyandamp;#8217;s Pet Grooming Bath andamp; Boutique, Mikuni Sushi, Moodyandamp;#8217;s andamp; Baxterandamp;#8217;s, Mountain Hardware, Mountain High Balloons, Mountain Home Center, Northstar, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., Old Greenwood, Peppermill, Renee LaChat, Rock andamp; Rose Garden, Royal Gorge, Shane Jones, Shoe, Sierra Window Coverings, Smokeyandamp;#8217;s Kitchen, Spirit Interior Design, Squaw Valley USA, Stoneandamp;#8217;s Tires, Sugar Bowl, Tahoe Adventure Company, Tahoe Candle, Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center, Tahoe Mountain Club, Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging, Talbot Images, The Pharmacy, The Resort at Redhawk, The Rock Garden, The Tannery, The Village at Squaw, Thomas G. Jones Construction, TIP, Titleist, Todd Wees, Tomaatoandamp;#8217;s, Treehouse, Truckee Pilates, Truckee Sport Exchange, Truckee Tahoe Kennel, Truckee Tahoe Lumber, True Salon, TTCTV, Vanessa Aramanda, Village Candle Shop, VIP Detailing, Zanoandamp;#8217;s Pizza andamp; Family Italian. Everyone had a great time and left with a recipe book for preparing the courses presented that evening. It was the perfect way to bring in the holidays. A special thank you to all who came out in support of this event.andamp;#8212; George LeBardExecutive Director, Project MANA

Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s Services Ski Day at Sugar Bowl was a huge success! Not only did we sell out, but we had a great time talking with lots of supporters in the community and sharing education with the public. Sugar Bowl generously donated 1,000 full-day lift tickets to Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s Services to sell to the public. This is a fabulous donation, and we at Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s Services thank Sugar Bowl for their great community support. This is a fantastic way to help us raise funds and have fun at the same time. As usual, Sugar Bowl was incredibly supportive, helping us will all kinds of logistics and details every step of the way. We would especially like to thank Sugar Bowl for such a fantastic date for our Ski Day. TWS would also like to extend a tremendous thanks to our volunteers during the day of the event with will-call and our informational table. They are great ambassadors for TWS and we are thankful they chose to be involved with our organization.Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s Services is the only agency in the North Lake Tahoe/Truckee communities that provides services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Services include a 24-hour Community Help Line, safe shelter, individual and group counseling, court and hospital accompaniment, assistance with temporary restraining and protective orders, and emergency food and transportation. TWS also provides educational presentations to children, teens and adults about violence prevention and healthy relationships. TWS believes that every person has the right to live a life free of violence and abuse.andamp;#8212; Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s Services