Congratulations to all the newly elected officials. To those who didn’t make it into office, thank you for having the courage and commitment to make your views known and offer our community alternatives. I’m sure we all feel privileged to be able to vote and be a part of the democratic process. With that said, I’m just glad it’s over! Mo HorvathTruckeeSupporting our schoolAlder Creek Middle School and the Peer Helpers would like to thank Tahoe Forest Hospital; the Lion’s Club; Truckee Police Department; Dairy Queen, and its owner Mark Stearns; and Alder Creek’s Home to School Club for their most generous contributions to support Red Ribbon Week at our school. This week is celebrated nationally to remind our country’s teens to be drug, alcohol and tobacco free. We are able to offer incentives, and drug free contests through the support of our community members named above. Thank you very much for everything you do to support our school and community!Alder Creek Middle SchoolRhythmic support InnerRhythms Dance Theatre would like to thank the Wine, Walk & Shop Organizing Committee and Brinn Wellise for selecting our California nonprofit organization as the beneficiary of this incredible event. Our InnerRhythms dancers greatly appreciate the opportunity to perform and share their talents with our community. Your generosity will allow us to continue promoting cultural enhancement in the Truckee-Tahoe community through education, performance excellence and collaborations with other regional performing arts. InnerRhythms Board of DirectorsGratitude for car wash helpI would like to thank all the people who helped contribute their time and money to the car wash held by River Rock Christian Fellowship at Amerigas last Saturday. The money will go to the sponsorships of a few teens in our youth group that couldn’t afford to go. Thank you again.River Rock Christian FellowshipWorking on river dayThe students, staff and families of Donner Trail School enjoyed a day of satisfying hard work on the banks of the Yuba River on Friday, Oct. 17. We had our own river restoration day where students worked to replant an eroded section of river. Other activities included seeding, mulching, creating watershed maps, and the closer examination of pine cones, aquatic insects and ant habitats. We would not have been able to do this without the generous partnerships of Sugar Bowl Ski Area, The Villager Nursery, Jan Ellis and SWEP, Ranger Don Schmitt of Donner State Park, and many Donner Trail family volunteers. So much was donated! We were given money, materials, tools, time and labor. The students are very proud of their accomplishments as stewards of the environment. Donner Trail School StaffKingvale Hundreds helped AYSOAs this year’s Fall AYSO soccer season comes to a close, we would like to thank all the people who helped make the season a success. That includes 158 coaches, 22 referees, 73 sponsors, 19 board members and division coordinators and 775 players. AYSO is an all-volunteer organization and as such we rely on you, the parents and community members, who support athletic programs. After nine years of invaluable dedication to the AYSO program, Linda and Kyle Adams are retiring. There are not enough words to express our gratitude to them. They will truly be missed. Thank You, Truckee parents, businesses and all the players for a great season. Hope to see you next year!Galeen Stratton & Sharon Fereira Co-Commissioners 2005KidZone gets a boostWhere did all the parents in town go on Sept. 29? They went to the Dragonfly Dinner Benefit for the KidZone Museum. Even kids got a night out and played at the KidZone Museum while their Parents played with their friends.The dinner was about sold out, but Billy McCullough was able to squeeze in a few regulars that dropped in. All the wine was donated for the evening. And the staff also donated their time for the night.The evening bash raised over $5,000 for the KidZone Museum. That will help support the programs and exhibits for our young children. It also helps support community programs the museum runs like local’s Dollar Day, and a scholarship program for children because all children should be able to play, learn and grow at the KidZone regardless of economics.Thank you Dragonfly, Billy and Phebe for an enchanting evening!Carol MeagherKidZone MuseumSuper scholarshipsDee, Mike, Trini and staff at El Toro Bravo want to thank you for your donations, support and generosity in making our sixth for Annie and first for Butch annual memorial fund-raiser such a big success. We raised $3,189, with $2,000 going to the Tahoe Truckee High School for scholarships in memory of Annie. One thousand dollars will go to the KidZone in memory of Butch, and $189 will go to the Humane Society, of Truckee Tahoe, as we have shared with them in the past years. As Butch would say “Our hats off to the town of Truckee.” Thank you.El Toro BravoHospice thanks volunteersTahoe Forest Hospice recently honored more than 100 volunteers at its annual recognition luncheon held at Wild Goose in Tahoe Vista. During the ceremony awards were given to hospice volunteers who, in 2004, donated 10,000 hours of their time providing patient care, office support and assisting at hospice’s two thrift stores. Tahoe Forest Hospice is a non-profit organization that strives to promote emotional, spiritual and physical well-being for patients at end of life. So much of our program depends on our dedicated volunteer team; our little corner of the world is that much brighter for all they share and all they do. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” (Winston Churchill).Again, many, many thanks to our volunteers, and to all of you who helped us honor them.Theresa Hall, Volunteer CoordinatorTahoe Forest HospiceChristine McMannManager, Tahoe Forest Gift and Thrift StoresA heartfelt thanksWe would like to extend our truly heartfelt thanks to all of you in this community during a very difficult time. Your kindness and generosity has simply overwhelmed us and the support we have received has been truly appreciated. Words cannot express our gratitude. We sincerely hope this small message of thanks reaches you all. God bless you.Jerry and Barbara KurrleTruckeeRenaissance fair had lots of helpThe Truckee Renaissance Faire debuted on Sept. 25 and 26. It was full of all of the ideals mentioned in this letter. For those people that were fortunate enough to enjoy the event, thank you for your attendance and support. I was surrounded by people who could see the potential of this dream; that we could create an all-volunteer event that would combine education, involvement, enrichment and fun with the goal that this would be a philanthropic endeavor for our school students. I hope I have expressed to each one of these amazing individuals that I appreciate them beyond measure. The only names I am going to mention are that of my family, for they have suffered a lack of decent meals and living with someone that is on the phone more than teenagers! Michele, Scott, Shannon and Marni, thank you for giving me the opportunity to create a dream and be your Mom at the same time. To my very own saint Mike; thank you for being so generous of your love, time and patience. I love you more deeply than I could ever say, happy anniversary. P.S. I am prepared to bestow a monetary reward for a good, clear copy of any video showing the jousting during the afternoon of Sunday the 26th. Please call 587-9366 or 412-0449.Sandy HornFaire DirectorTruckee Renaissance Faire
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