Sun Shines: Thank You Letters
NH 2020 forum usefulTo the editor:I want to thank the many Truckee residents who took time to attend the Natural Heritage 2020 Forum on March 13. We learned a great deal about which of our natural resources are important and how they might be preserved. People who have attended all the forums felt that the Truckee forum was the most productive and least contentious of the five.Your input will be very helpful to the Citizen’s Advisory Committee as it works to carry out your wishes without threatening property rights.I look forward to your thoughtful review of our efforts at the next forum in September.John EatonCitizen’s AdvisoryCommittee MemberThanks to Measure A supportersTo the editor:A resounding thank you should be heard throughout the Truckee-North Tahoe area. Once again, the hard work of many wonderful people has accomplished what many communities have not. On Tuesday, March 7, local voters renewed Measure A, providing our school district with over $2.65 million dollars a year to maintain and expand specific curriculum and programs in our schools.The passage of this measure would not have been possible without the dedication of hundreds of earnest volunteers. They have been supportive and diligent in their efforts for nearly a year to ensure this campaign’s success.You wonderful volunteers know who you are: you helped organize the Fiesta. You offered generous donations for the Fiesta fund raising raffle. You attended the Fiesta and served food and cleaned up and danced the night away at the best fund-raising event ever. You attended meetings, spoke to local organizations, made copies, labeled envelopes, delivered materials, babysat other volunteer’s children, wore buttons, made thousands of phone calls and worked on Election Day. You are dedicated and busy parents, school staff; teachers and others who said “yes” when asked and then got to work.Together we made it happen, and we thank you. Our local students thank you, too.Paige DerdowskiMichele FrankeCo-ChairsReading help thankedTo the editor:We would like to thank those who contributed to the success of our “Read Across America” overnight at Truckee Elementary.Parent volunteers, coordinated by Betsy DePew and Mark and Robin Kucera, donated many hours in preparation for this event. Other volunteers stayed the night and helped with literacy centers. Another crew of volunteers arrived early in the morning and prepared breakfast. Still other parents helped clean up.We want to give a special thanks to the Truckee Elementary PTO. Thanks also to Truckee’s finest pizza establishments: Pizza Junction, Round Table, Nik & Willie’s and Village Pizzeria. Many thanks to Longs One Hour Photo, Starbucks, Event Masters for helping us get the Cat in the Hat hats, and Katrina Walker for her birthday cakes.Thanks also to our celebrity readers: Mayor Don McCormack, Assistant District School Superintendent Jim Abbott, Pam McAdoo, Fire Captain Gary Botto, NCSO Capt. Gary Jacobson, CHP Capt. Larry Heirigs, Nik Dirga, John Echols, Diane Fix, Principal Cathy Valle and Dr. Debbie.The children would like to express a big thank you. Because of all this support our children participated in a unique literary experience.Finally, the evening would not have been possible without the cooperation and support of our evening custodial staff, Baldo and Salvador.Sherry HollomonKay KennedyTruckee Elementary School
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