Truckee Tahoe Sunshine Letters
February 18, 2010
Truckee High School JV and Varsity Basketball teams would like to thank the Blue Coyote for allowing us to hold our team breakfast there one Saturday morning. Itand#8217;s great to be able to come together in team spirit in such a great place. Also a big Thank you to the Wagon Train for donating an enormous fruit salad. We are lucky to have these great restaurants in our town! Go Wolverines!
Truckee High Basketball
Truckeeand#8217;s top-of-the-hill Cottonwood Restaurant hosted and#8220;Live Music For Haitiand#8221; on Feb. 3. A dozen local musicians, ages 14 and up (way up), offered their time and talent to raise awareness and support for people suffering in the aftermath of Haitiand#8217;s earthquake. The event raised $2,838.68 for emergency relief in Haiti, and was well attended and enjoyed by all.
Support has been sent to the Red Cross, Beyond Borders and Hand To Hand For Haiti, who are actively and effectively working in the trenches. The checks are accompanied with cards with Truckee/Tahoe photographs that many at the Cottonwood signed with encouraging words. These will be passed among earthquake survivors in a hospital/clinic in Gonaives, a group of 300 people receiving shelter in a church building in Port au Prince, and two orphanages. They will know that people here care and#8212; that we send our support with our love.
A special thanks to the stellar musicians who came, helped with equipment and were rockinand#8217; it out for Haiti: Chuck Dunn, Johnnie Bias, Steve and Terra Kershisnik, Peter Gerdin, Dan Sturtevant, Emily Tessmer, Ed Platt, Sheldon Felich, Pete Nevin and Randy Humphreys. It was a blast participating with this group of exemplary performing artists; they are fine in every way.
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Deepest appreciation to Mike Blide of the Cottonwood, who was immediately willing to host the event. Thanks also to family members and friends who were also able to join us on that special night. Several musicians have voiced a willingness to and#8220;do it again,and#8221; so we may soon schedule a follow-up event to assist in Haiti’s rebuilding efforts. Iand#8217;m still basking in the camaraderie shared by all and feel blessed to live in a community so eager to help others in need.
and#8212; Akiko (Colleen Akiko Jackson)
Project Graduation would like to send out a huge thank you to Charlie Riley of Hometown Sears, Mike Lathrup of Truckee Pizza and Paul Kucharski branch manager at Citizens Bank, all are located at the Citizens Bank Plaza for their generous donation of a 52and#8221; Sony Bravia TV to our very successful raffle. We were able to sell 500 tickets. Project Graduation is a group of parents and community members who support a safe and secure night for our graduates. We have fundraisers such as raffles, look for our upcoming fashion show, the date is to be announced. Our hopes are to raise enough money so that our kids pay very little and be able to provide places that some may not ever be able to go to. We try to keep this a secret so they are surprised and hope they have fun. Thanks again Charlie, Mike and Paul you have made a difference and we appreciate you.
and#8212; Diana Bell
Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
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