Sunshine Letters: Kudos from the Truckee Tahoe community
On behalf of the Truckee Wolverine Boosters, Truckee High School students, and the entire Truckee community, we thank you for hosting a Boosters Support Night on Friday, the first of April. The turnout was great, everyone enjoyed the food, fun, and festivities, and due to your generosity in hosting the event, we raised more than $1,000.That money will be used to support several clubs and the athletic teams at Truckee High School, as well as allowing us to continue our scholarships for graduating seniors.Everyone who was present greatly enjoyed the evening, and we thank you again for hosting the event. Special thanks to Carol Kammerer for her extraordinary efforts in helping us publicize the event and making sure everything went so smoothly. We look forward to enjoying many more events at your restaurant with your wonderful staff and delicious food in an enjoyable atmosphere.Yours truly,Brent P. Collinson, PresidentTruckee Wolverine Boosters Club, Inc.
On Friday, April 15 a stellar line-up of musicians and sound equipment gurus joined together to offer a Concert for Japan at the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee. Lots of folks came and the night’s proceeds of $1,043 will provide needed support in the tsunami and earthquake aftermath through the indigenous organization andamp;#8220;Second Harvest Japan.andamp;#8221; Cottonwood owner Mike Blide graciously hosted the event and made a special donation from the Cottonwood. Sheldon Felich and Tamara Anderson handled sound for the fine musicians playing that evening: Steve and Terra Kershisnik, Art Franco, The After Eights, Bias and Dunn, Morgan Raithel of Earthrise, Sheldon Felich, Paul Rose, Bob French, Mikey Haney and yours truly. We all had a blast! Mother Teresa said, andamp;#8220;We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.andamp;#8221; The Cottonwood’s dining room was filled with open, loving hearts. To each person who helped make the Concert for Japan such a special event, may I echo the sentiment expressed on Second Harvest’s web site (www.2hj.org), andamp;#8220;Thank you for your warm support.andamp;#8221; It was an honor to express with you our caring for and connection with those in Japan. andamp;#8212; Akiko (Colleen Akiko Jackson)
On Friday, May 6, the community once again showed up in force for the third annual Student Art Show at Sierra College’s Truckee campus. People of all ages wrote comments on the works of photography, digital art, drawing, painting, and ceramics, and voted for a People’s Choice Award.Award winners were chosen by three jurors from the Truckee Public Art Commission andamp;#8212; Knute Anscomb, Troy Corliss and Carole Sesko andamp;#8212; and received wonderful prizes, thanks to donations from the following local businesses: Backstreet Framers, Truckee; Bill’s Rotisserie, Truckee; Blue Coyote, Truckee; Bookshelf Stores, Truckee andamp; Tahoe City; Burger Me, Truckee; The Carmel Gallery, Truckee; Fireside Pizza, The Village at Squaw; Global Village Commons, Truckee; Los Altos Restaurant, Truckee; Nevada Fine Arts, Reno, Nev.; The Squeeze In, Truckee; T Pots Pottery, Truckee; The Office BOSS, Truckee and Zano’s, Truckee. A big thank you for your generosity which made our event such a success.andamp;#8212;Pam McAdooArt Department, Sierra College