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Sunshine Letters: Truckee Tahoe says thanks

Our wonderful community came together for the Call to Action. Many hundreds of people donated thousands of dollars for those among us who are in need.Everyone at the phone banks will have a great story to tell. The story from Sawtooth Ridge: an envelope containing $1,000 in checks and cash was hand delivered. This generous donation was the result of an in-house campaign among the employees of the Tahoe City Public Utility District…once again showing that when the community needs help, in whatever form, the TCPUD employees are quick to respond and most generous.Thanks to all who contributed in whatever way they could…and thanks to the TCPUD for giving at the office! Judy Friedman

I would like to publicly thank Excellence in Education for its continued support of the teachers and students of Tahoe Truckee Unified. Excellence in Education just awarded over $21,000 in mini grants to teachers, which will provide much-needed supplies for classrooms during these tough economic times. It is so wonderful to have an organization in our community that values education and shows its support by continually funding valuable programs and supplies to our students. Teresa Eppolito

The North Tahoe Public Utility District would like to thank all of those who supported the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 7 at the North Tahoe Event Center. We had a great turnout and raised nearly $1,900 for new playground equipment at the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista. The communitys support is greatly appreciated. A special thanks to those who donated food or financial support including Sierra Pacific Power/Nevada Energy, our headline sponsor that also provided free CFL light bulbs, Habeger Produce, The Old Post Office Caf, Java Hut, Safeway in Kings Beach, McDonalds in Tahoe City, Bella Affair Catering, Stohlgren Brothers, the Log Cabin and PrintArt/Sierra Mail.There were many people who volunteered their time on a beautiful Saturday morning to make this event a huge success our Management Team employees and their families as well as Board members John Bergmann, Sue Daniels, Lane Lewis and Tim Ferrell. Recreation and Parks Commissioners who helped out tremendously at the breakfast and to put it together in the weeks before, Nancy Gaines, Bob Hartsfield, Lydia Carter, Mandy Lua and past Commissioner Suzy Shoberg. In addition, special thanks Greg Rosenthal; Mark and Kestrel Sura; Chris, Amber, Sierra and Carlie Postler; Krista Conn; Sara Trimm and Liz Buhler.We look forward to seeing you all again next year!Sincerely,Curtis AaromGeneral Manager/CEONorth Tahoe Public Utility District

We want to thank the entire Lake Tahoe Community and beyond for the many cards, letters, calls, e-mails, flowers, thoughts and prayers that have been sent our way since news of the passing of our beloved Kendy Hooper.One never realizes the love, compassion and friendships within a small community such as ours until tragedy strikes. I would also like to thank Janet Fernandez and Lynnette Simas, the Placer County Chaplains who stayed with me until my family could arrive. Their consolation and counsel was unequaled.Much Love,Julie Rackey-Hooper and Destinee Perata

The Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club would like to thank our Club member John Witney of EventMasters and his wife Kay for all they have done for our Club and the community of Truckee. For many years they have supported our programs and events by their hard work and contributing space and equipment. Just a few examples Rotary Valentines Dinner and Auction, SpeakEasy fundraisers, providing space and equipment at the recent Chamber Mixer to promote our Truckee Chili Cookoff and providing equipment for our annual Seniors Christmas Parties. John can always be counted on to emcee and DJ our events and fundraisers. He is the Venue Chair and EventMasters is a sponsor of the upcoming Truckee Chili Cookoff. John and Kay you are valued contributors to the Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club and community. Thank you very much.The Members of the Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club

Tahoe Womens Services Ski Day at Northstar-at-Tahoe 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. Northstar-at-Tahoe generously donated 1,000 full-day lift tickets to Tahoe Women’s Services to sell to the public. This is a fabulous donation, and we at Tahoe Womens Services thank Northstar-at-Tahoe for their great community support. This is a fantastic way to help us raise funds and have fun at the same time. As usual, Northstar-at-Tahoe was incredibly supportive, helping us will all kinds of logistics and details every step of the way.TWS also thanks Creative Concepts Media and Marketing for their ongoing support in helping us promote our event. They went above and beyond helping us create PSAs, distribute the information to television and radio, and garnering widespread knowledge of our event. Finally, TWS would like to extend a tremendous thanks to our volunteers during the day of the event with will-call and giving directions. They are great ambassadors for TWS and we are thankful that they chose to be involved with our organization. Tahoe Womens Services

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What an awesome community we live in! Many thanks to all the parents, teachers, community volunteers and retail stores who made this years Fashion Show such a success. This is an annual fundraising event to raise money for the Truckee High Senior trip that provides a safe and sober graduation, and also begins a great process of bonding among the kids that leads to a full and complete graduation celebration.Our community rallied around our kids and came through with stores participating by having their clothing presented at show time, by parents doing everything from decorating, taking photos, organizing kids and clothes to and from stores, foods prepareddeliveredand consumed yum, even parents whose children have already graduated came back to help with everything from choreography to backstage thank you! And many wonderful raffle and silent auction items were donated.Here is an alphabetical listing of all the stores who participated: Backstreet Boutique, Butterbox, Cabonas, Closet Cowgirls, Donnas Stitchery, Edin, Granite Chief, Great Outdoor Clothing Co. Head North, Helly Hansen, Jordans Collectibles, Marilyns Catwalk, Mountain Hardware, The Niche, North Face, Oakley, Plump Jack Sports, Porters Ski andamp; Sport, Sports Tahoe, Squaw Valley Sports, Tahoe Forest Hospice, Totally Board, True North, Unique Boutique.Our favorite part of the Fashion Show, though, was seeing all the kids have so much fun together and getting the opportunity to show off their stuff and embrace the beginning of the next step in life for them. It is our childrens success that reminds us how special a place Truckee and North Tahoe really is.Great Appreciation and Thanks,Project Graduation 2009 Fashion Show CommitteeLeslie Silva, Kelly Landa, Sharon Cook, Patty Kelly, Bev Horvorka, Cindy Morgan