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Sunshine Letters | Community kudos

Thirty-eight years of rodeo celebratedWe would like to thank our sponsors and fans who came together to help keep the tradition of rodeo in Truckee! This year Truckee celebrated 38 years of rodeo and will be able to continue next year with 39. In a matter of less than four months this committee, with the help of volunteers, was able to pull together both old and new sponsors for this worthwhile event. Your sponsorships and help is appreciated more than you will ever know! Special thanks go out to Courtney Reich, 2012 Queen, Fiona Del Forge, Junior Queen, for representing us this year. All our visiting royalty and the Painted Ladies for running our sponsor flags during both events. You added that special touch. Truckee Donner Junior Horsemen for your wonderful drill to get the rodeo started. Thank you to the Truckee Donner Horsemen, your help was invaluable. To the Truckee High School football Team, for once again “arranging” cars! To Piping Rock Equestrian Center for team sorting night. Dennis Cook and the Regulators 601 for coordinating our security and our wonderful vendors who came to share our day. Special thanks to Mike, of Smokey’s Kitchen, for catering our Sponsor’s Dinner and Cowboy Hospitality, all of the cowboys working behind the scenes and to all the CCPRA Cowboys who came to compete. Without all of you, this rodeo could not have continued!Our greatest appreciation must be given to Jeff and Terri Davis, their family and Four Star Rodeo Company, who believed in Truckee! Jeff and Terri, without your support, Truckee’s tradition would have disappeared. Thank you for your wisdom, expertise and most of all your patience. You will always be a part of our family!Thank you to the town of Truckee and the Truckee community for supporting efforts to keep Truckee’s rodeo alive!- Truckee Championship Rodeo CommitteeJeff Davis, Stephanie Buranzon and Phyllis KellerDear Editor,As a Board member of the Donner Summit Area Association (DSAA) and an organizer of the “Mystery Musical Experience on Donner Summit,” I would like to express my sincere thanks to the community, the volunteers, and the supporters who helped create an historic day for Donner Summit on Sept. 23. Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, The Summit Restaurant, Dragonfly, Moody’s, Cottonwood, the Pour House, Dave Lose, Soda Springs General Store, and County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery all helped to put together an event that showcased the unique history and beauty of Donner Summit.In 2004, the Donner Summit community questioned its future in light of the large scale development proposed by Royal Gorge. In 2012, the community is celebrating the preservation of this fragile and historic place for future generations.Sincerely,Tamara Lieberman, Mystery Musical Experience co-chairDonner Party hike shout outOn behalf of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce we would like to give a shout out to thank all volunteers and participants of the 20th Annual Donner Party Hike.Heartfelt thanks go out to our incredible guides and everyone who makes Donner Party Hike so special. We had over 350 participants and shared with them the wonderful mountains and breathtaking scenery while sharing the area’s distinct history.Thank you to our guides: Jerry Blackwill, Jim Bonar, Tammy Buzick, Rolland Carlson, Liliana Cartagena, Mitch Clarin, Penelope Curtis, Patty Downs, Pat and Bill Johnson, Jennie Gordon, Ron Grove, Greg Hackett, Mark Hollingsworth, Jim Holmes, Sonya Koster, Wendy Lautner, Mark McLaughlin, Diana Michaels, Bill Oudegeest, Greg Palmer, Melody and Don Rebbeck, Gina Salomon, John Sorenson, Jackie Thomas, Esther Walters, Joanna Walters, Diane Welch, Floyd Whiting, Bob Williams and Greg ZirbelThank you to our sponsors: Cedar House Sport Hotel, Donner Lake Village Resort, Donner Memorial State Park, Donner Summit Historical Society, Hampton Inn and Suites Tahoe-Truckee, Inn at Truckee, Larkspur Hotel Truckee-Tahoe, Northstar California, Sugar Bowl Reosrt, Town of Truckee, Truckee Donner Historical Society, Truckee Donner Lodge and U.S. Forest Service.It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of this incredible event.- Kathy Hess, event coordinatorDog Day in the Park raises pretty pennyDog Day in the Park says thank you to all four-legged and two-legged community members who came to this year’s Dog Day in the Park! Thank you to all our generous in kind and financial sponsors: Audi of Reno, Plumas Bank, the Tahoe City Rotary Club, the North Tahoe Public Utility District, Sean O’Brien/Changoloco Productions, 101.5FM,Dave Lingensjo, Brett McDowell, Starbucks Incline Village, Friends of the Kings Beach Library, Bank of the West, Kings Beach United Methodist Church, Las Panchitas/Alex Brambila, Lucky Dog/Meredith Hobbs, Lucky 7 Tattoos, A Party House/Gwen Tyson, Pet Station, Jo-Mar’s, Northstar Deli, Porter Simon, Safeway Kings Beach, Rockwood Tree, Hooked Up, Sierra Boat, Ferrari’s Crown Motel, the Tahoe Business Exchange, Taneva Auto Parts, Thunderbird Lodge, Lone Eagle Grille, Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Incline Village Mountain Course, Waste Not, Tahoe Vista Inn, Captain Jon’s, John Bergmann/Printart, Uncorked, Mickey’s Big Mack Charters, Ted Guzzi Photography, N.T.B.A., Jazzercise, Paragon Pest Control, Frederick Carpet Care, Tahoe MountainSports, Jason’s Beachside Bar & Grille, Spindleshanks, The Franciscan, Steve Schmiers Jewelry, Blue Agave, North Shore Hardware, Village Market, the Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation (WARF), Placer County Animal Shelter, Kings Beach Scraps, Tahoe Scraps, Tahoe House, Tahoe “C” Company, Tahoe City Golf, Sweet Peas of Tahoe, North Lake Massage & Skin Care, Betty Mueller, and the Epstein, Kohler and Landis Families and many, many more! Thank you to our wonderful volunteers including the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe “Green Team” and Boy Scout Troop 37 Incline Village, for all your work preparing and participating in Dog Day. Thank you to the Sierra Sun, North Tahoe Bonanza, and The Weekly for publishing announcements of Dog Day. The financial accounting is still being done but it looks like this community raised $15,000 for our dogs! – Pamela Berger, Kelly Borelli, Ramona Cruz, Meredith Rosenberg and Linda Slack-CruzSagehen rocks fifth-grade studentsSagehen Outdoor Education Program just finished its 8th annual month-long Fall Program for all fifth graders in TTUSD. We wish to thank everyone who helped make this year another success. Thank you to: Noon Rotary and Truckee Optimists for scholarships; Truckee Tahoe Land Trust for operating expenses; SWEP; UC Berkeley and the Outdoor Educators for their educational expertise; New Moon Natural Foods; Truckee Bagel; Truckee Sourdough; Produce Plus and Sierra Valley Farm for delicious food; and all the teachers, parents, and volunteers who make this a great program.Thank you,Candy Blesse, Katie Old, and Kathy Echols (Program Coordinators)

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