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Active Adults: Furniture donation from wedding couple spruces up dining room common area

Special to the Sun
Amy Edgett/Sierra Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; A wedding is an emotional event, but the recent wedding of a San Francisco couple at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn touched more than the guests’ hearts.

A collaboration of hearts, minds and motivation transformed a four-day wedding event into a makeover story at Sierra Senior Services in Truckee. The bride and groom, Jamie Epstein and JP Paul, reviewed furniture rental rates, but discovered purchasing was better. The couple decided after the event, all the furniture would then be donated to a local nonprofit organization.

Event producer Scott Corridan turned to Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation to put the word out.

and#8220;The response was moving and impassioned and a bit overwhelming emotionally,and#8221; said Corridan. and#8220;The bride and groom were brought to tears in reviewing several of the requests.and#8221;

After reviewing all submissions, they decided to donate the furniture to Truckee-based Sierra Senior Services. Corridan partnered with Dania Furniture in Reno, as well as WalMart, to purchase new leather furniture valued at more than $7,000.

The delivery and makeover to the Sierra Senior Services’ dining room became a reality Oct. 11 with a hint of what Corridan described as and#8220;a Ty Pennington Extreme Makeover sort of moment.and#8221; A place that already provided warmth and community now has a bolstered pride and sense of place from seniors, many of whom require daily meal assistance.

and#8220;Sierra Senior Services wishes to thank the generosity of the Epstein family for their recent furniture donation,and#8221; said Sarah Deardorff, Executive Director. and#8220;This contribution to our community dining room is greatly appreciated and will provide members of the Truckee Tahoe community the ability to relax and enjoy this shared environment.and#8221;

Deardorff went on to invite the community to see the new furniture at the monthly a pancake breakfasts, the first Sunday of each month, at Sierra Senior Services, 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee, 8:-11:30 a.m.

With so many opportunities to make an impact in the Truckee/Tahoe area, Corridan hopes this generosity is just the beginning. He looks forward to future partnerships that will support local organizations. A recent transplant to Tahoe-Truckee, Corridan was named by In-Style magazine as one of the top 10 celebrity event producers in the country.

For more information about Scott Corridan Design, call 530-587-4280 or For more information about Sierra Senior Services, call 530-550-7600 or visit

Pancake Breakfast: The first Sunday of every month sponsored by a local service club or other affiliated group in the community dining room of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments, $7 adults, $3 children under 12.

Meals-On-Wheels Sponsorship: All donations are tax deductible-Sierra Senior Services is a 501(c)(3). Send pledges to: Sierra Senior Services, P.O. Box 4152, Truckee, CA 96161.

Bingo Night and Spaghetti Dinner: The Sierra Senior Services 10th Annual Truckee Bingo Night and Spaghetti Dinner will be held Jan. 29 at the Truckee Community Recreation Center. Truckee Bingo Night and Spaghetti Dinner is one of several major fundraisers for Sierra Senior Services meals programs. Tickets are available at Sierra Senior Services, Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and the Community Recreation Center. For more information, call 550-7600.

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