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Truckee Tahoe Sunshine Letters

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Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) Services of Northern California would like to thank Sarah Deardorff and the staff at Sierra Senior Services for all their work organizing the Future Fair in Kings Beach, held May 21.This was a wonderful event with tons of information about health, financial, and legal topics useful to seniors and not-quite seniors. All of it free! HICAP is rather new to the Truckee area, providing Medicare counseling at no charge to Medicare beneficiaries. At the Future Fair, we had the opportunity to present what Boomers need to know as they become eligible for Medicare. The Future Fair also provided a venue to meet with others who serve Kings Beach and Truckee, and we look forward to many opportunities for collaboration. We certainly hope this becomes an annual event, and look forward to participating next year. Events like this one shine a light on excellent community service!andamp;#8212; Margaret Reilly

Thank you to Subway, Burger Me!, Zano’s, Bill’s Rotisserie, Treat Box, Full Belly Deli, and the Lakeview Plumbing Company for your generous donations to the Alder Creek Middle School Movie Night to raise money for the people of Japan. Your donations of snacks, drinks, and food helped us raise a total of $425.50 for the people of Japan recently affected by the earthquake and tsunami. More than 100 students attended Movie Night and we could not have had the success we did without your support. All of us at Alder Creek Middle School thank you.andamp;#8212; Rachel Koles

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District and Communities for Kids is very grateful for the wonderful community support we received for the 8th Annual Child Development Conference. This educational and inspirational event was attended by 110 parents and providers of children ages birth to 6. It took place May 21 and the success of the event is due to the support of the following individuals and organizations:The Conference Committee: Leticia Aguilar, Stephanie Blume, Bobbe Holt, Maria Gonzalez, Tenaya Ideker, Mike Kahlich, Jessica Linn, Brandy and Arnoldo Lopez, Cindy Maciel, Dana Mudd, Rebekah Shurtleff, Marie Smith, Christine Sproehnle and Julie Tester.We are also very grateful for support from California Department of Education, California Preschool Instructional Network; Truckee Rotary; Truckee Donner PUD; Arlene and Dave Wallace of Wallace Promotions and Bic Graphic USA; Dr. Kim Bateman; Papoose Preschool; Lety’s Dual-Immersion Preschool; For Goodness Sake; KidZone; Lorelei van Peborgh, Family Resource Center of Truckee; Nutrition Coalition; the missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation; Project MANA; The Sierra Sun, Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District, Wild Cherries and The Enchanted Table.We are already looking forward to another great event next year!andamp;#8212; Ruth Jackson Hall,TTUSD andamp; Communities 4 Kids

The 17th Annual Rummage Sale on Memorial Day weekend is now in the books. Different than in years past, the Lions Club handed over the Annual event to the Truckee Little League. While a two-day sale was planned, the event only lasted for about six hours as the PUD parking lot was blanketed with 6-8 inches of snow. Shoppers still came and much needed funds were raised. andamp;#8220;The money raised will significantly impact the future of Truckee Little League,andamp;#8221; said Craig Wingard.Truckee Little League would like to thank the following for their generosity:The Sierra Sun for pre-sale event coverage; The Truckee Donner Public Utility District for the use of their parking lot; the Schaller’s of Dickson Realty for the moving van, Tahoe Dave’s for their awesome box truck, and North Shore Transportation for the use of their trucks and trailers.Mountain Kids for providing the first official andamp;#8220;rummage drop off spotsandamp;#8221; All the wonderful volunteers who helped pull this event off.Most importantly, to all the locals, local business, as well as vacation home owners for their donations of rummage to the Truckee Little League, your support is very much appreciated.andamp;#8212; Truckee Little League

The Truckee Donner Historical Society would like to thank Rick and Nancy Holliday and Holliday Development for their recent donation of $5,000. This donation is greatly appreciated and will be used in our historic preservation efforts. andamp;#8212; The Board of Directors