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Wine, Walk andamp; Shop donates $5,000 to Special Friends

Photo by Rob Retting, Sierra Nev. Ad PartnersAmanda Friedrichsen and Marti Reedy accept a check for $5,000 for the Special Friends Program, presented by Brinn Wellise, event chair of the Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk andamp; Shop.

Brinn Wellise, owner and president of Switchback PR + Marketing, Inc. and event chair of the Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk andamp; Shop, presented a check for $5,000 to the Special Friends Program on Thursday, Dec. 11. Accepting the check at the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce mixer, held at the Cedar House Sport Hotel, were Amanda Friedrichsen of the Glenshire Elementary PTO and Marti Reedy who heads up the Special Friends program.The contribution will be split between the Glenshire Elementary and Truckee Elementary Special Friends programs which provide extra support for kids in our local elementary schools. We chose the Special Friends Program as this years Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk andamp; Shop non-profit beneficiary for the important work they do and the positive impact they provide for our area children, said Brinn Wellise, owner and president of Switchback PR + Marketing, Inc. Amanda Friedrichsen did an amazing job helping us pull off the event by recruiting a virtual army of volunteers.Mark your calendar for next years Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk andamp; Shop, slated for Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009. For more information visit TruckeeWineWalk.com or call 550-2252.