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Sunshine letters | Kudos from the community

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Thank you for the Jacob Buhler Benefit DayThe Buhler family and the North Tahoe Business Association would like to extend an enormous thank to the Kings Beach businesses that took part in the Jacob Buhler Benefit Shopping Day, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. Businesses graciously donated more than $1,700 to help Jacob with his medical bills. Jacob was struck by a vehicle in a Kings Beach crosswalk this past summer and continues to receive physical therapy. Participating businesses included: Blue Onion Caf, Jason’s Beachside Grille, Lakeview Threads, Las Panchitas, Lauren’s Garden, Rainbow Doorways, Sierra Shirts andamp; Shades, Soule Domain, Sweet Peas Florist, Tahoe Bike andamp; Ski, Tahoe Mountain Sports, The Robin’s Nest, Transformations Salon and Village Hairstyles.andamp;#8212; Family BuhlerWreaths Across America a successA big thank you from the cadets of the Civil Air Patrol Tahoe Truckee Squadron goes to the Truckee community and visitors for their generous donations supporting the Wreaths Across America event Dec. 10. Their generosity helps place hundreds of wreaths on the gravesites of our fallen military heroes at more than 350 cemeteries in the U.S. and around the world. In just two short days the cadets raised more than $1,000 for the event. Part of the proceeds will benefit the local CAP cadet education programs. They also traveled to the Veteran’s National Cemetery in Fernley, Nev. to place wreaths on the veteran’s gravesites. This event happens simultaneously across the U.S. from Arlington National Cemetery to the West Coast. Thank you again for your generosity!andamp;#8212; The Cadets of the Civil Air Patrol Tahoe Truckee Squadron Breakfast with Santa cause for smilesThe TCPUD Department of Parks and Recreation would like to thank the Rotary Club of Tahoe City and NT Fire for their generous contributions to our Breakfast with Santa event on Dec. 3. North Tahoe Fire went out of their way in lending their barbecue trailer and the Rotary Club with the 10+ incredible volunteers who cooked and served a delicious pancake breakfast! These volunteers helped put a smile on more than 125 faces who came out to enjoy breakfast with Santa. Thanks again from the entire TCPUD and we look forward to working alongside your organizations in the future.andamp;#8212; Shaun Chilkotowsky, TCPUDNoon Rotary deliversA huge thank you to the Truckee Noon Rotary for generously delivering a dry cord of fire wood to my mother. They delivered it with a great attitude and a smile. This is a great place to live. Thank you to the wonderful Noon Rotary for taking care of our seniors.andamp;#8212; Sincerely, a resident Squaw Valleyandamp;#8217;s LUNAFESTOn behalf of Girls on the Run-Sierras, I would like to thank our sponsors and volunteers for making our third annual LUNAFEST a tremendous success! Special thanks to Squaw Valley for hosting the event and our MC Andy Wirth. We greatly appreciate Squawandamp;#8217;s support as well as our other event sponsors: Wells Fargo Bank and Canyon Springs.LUNAFEST would not be possible without the generosity of local businesses who donated cuisine, wine, and incredible items for our auction. Thanks to the chefs from Bistro 22, Fireside Pizza, Mamasake, Soupa, and Tahoe House. Deep appreciation to our wineries: Cimarone and 3 Creek Vineyards, Canihan Family Estates, Cuvasion Winery, Domain Saint Michelle, Vincent Arroyo Winery, and Truckee River Winery. A final thank you to all the silent auction items and live auction: Mark Estee of Campo, PlumpJack, and Pacific Crest Snowcats.In gratitude,Danielle Rees, Executive DirectorThank yous for Tahoe ThanksgivingCelebration and to all who made it possibleThe Inaugural Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration was a huge success. I want to thank everyone who helped make this event possible.First and foremost many thanks to The North Tahoe Public Utility District and the North Tahoe Event Center who graciously donated the space for this event and made it possible to use real dishes and flatware so planners could expand on the zero waste theme. Thanksgiving is a big deal holiday and I didnandamp;#8217;t want to use paper plates or plastic flatware itandamp;#8217;s just not classy enough for Thanksgiving. Madonna Dunbar at Waste Not who provided signage and composting and was surprised by how little waste there was. Lanzaandamp;#8217;s who donated table linens and the North Tahoe Fire Department who shared the big soup pots for cooking turkey soup. Janet Bella from Bella Affair Catering who donated cookware and wisdom regarding the production of an event this large. Many thanks as well to mentors Marian Jordan, longtime Kings Beach local and Ruth Schnabel of SnowFest! fame as well as George LeBard from Project MANA, all of whom kept the event organizer on track, energized and added information and advice wherever needed.Thanks also to all the great community members who donated food and ingredients for the dinner including: Project MANA, Jasonandamp;#8217;s, Habergerandamp;#8217;s Produce Plus, Tacos Jalisco, The Old Post Office Coffee Shop, and the Crystal Bay Club, as well as contributions of food, time and energy by many local chefs. In addition there was the generous financial support from the Placer County Deputy Sheriffs Association, Soroptomist International of Truckee-Donner, The Grid, North Shore Ace Hardware, Village Presbyterian Church, Bonanza Produce, Saint Patrickandamp;#8217;s Episcopal Church, James Costalupes Construction, Christ Life Church, Safeway as well as several private donors.There were so many great people involved from start to finish that it would be impossible to name them all but they know who they. I want them to know they are greatly appreciated for all the hard work and love they put into the project. I want to thank everyone involved for making the Inaugural Thanksgiving into a new Tahoe tradition. Watch for announcements regarding other andamp;#8220;Tahoe Neighborhood Tableandamp;#8221; events in February, March and April where we will bring community members together for more hot meals. Again, thank you all so very much. As several of the attendees said, andamp;#8220;This was the best Thanksgiving ever!andamp;#8221;andamp;#8212; Meera BeserMember-at-large, United for Action and Tahoe Neighborhood Table