Sunshine Letters: Truckee Tahoe community kudos
In loving memory of William andamp;#8220;Billandamp;#8221; FredericksI wish to thank all of our many friends in Truckee for your wonderful response to the Celebration of Life for Bill Fredericks. The Masonic service was beautiful, and I know Bill loved it. Pastor Chip Larson was so elegant and down to earth with his service and sharing and I was very touched.Bill Fredericks loved all of his great friends in Truckee and surrounding area. He had so many wonderful memories with all of you.Thank you for your gift of food and flowers on June 11. It was a marvelous, memorable day that I will always remember.Love to you all,Darlene FredericksA fun Family Day on the LakeThanks to everyone who came out to support North Tahoe Family Resource Centerandamp;#8217;s 10th Anniversary Celebration: Family Day on the Lake, Saturday, July 2, at the North Tahoe Event Center.Special gratitude goes to: Plumas Bank, North Tahoe Business Association, North Tahoe Event Center, Disneyland Resort, Wild Island Adventure Park, Shuff family, Mourelatos, Harveyandamp;#8217;s Hotel andamp; Casino, Tahoe Tree Company, The Bookshelf, Sassafras, Tahoe XC, Ace Hardware Truckee, Tree House Toys, Lakeside Pizza, Mamasake, All Fired Up!, Geared for Games, Fireside Pizza, Jakeandamp;#8217;s on the Lake, Jota Dominguez Photography, Changoloco Productions, Tahoe House, Uncommon Kitchen, Sugar Pine Cakery, Bear League, Rideout Community Center, InnerRhythms, Tyler Lapkin Acupuncture, Elevation Hoops, Sean the Balloon Guy, As You Wish, Jasonandamp;#8217;s Beachside Grille, Kunst Furniture, Lissaandamp;#8217;s Illusions, CBandamp;#8217;s Pizza, Squaw Valley Sports, PrintArt, Le Bistro, Anne Greenwood PC Library Volunteer, Events by Lucila, Board, staff and volunteers of the NTFRC.andamp;#8212; Monica CalderiRotarians spruce up the WyeOn behalf of the Tahoe City PUD and the entire community, I would like to thank the Tahoe City Rotary for their terrific effort recently of cleaning and sprucing up the Tahoe City Wye. The group of volunteers kept busy pruning, weeding, raking and picking up trash. Thanks Rotarians, we now have a great looking Wye of which we can all be proud.andamp;#8212; Ron Treabess, Board PresidentTahoe City Public Utility DistrictMartis Camp Home Tour builds education fundThe Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation would like to thank the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors for its partnership and the success of the third annual Martis Camp Home Tour July 23. The Home Tour proved a tremendous success raising more than $44,000. This yearandamp;#8217;s fundraising event would not have been possible without the extreme generosity of Martis Camp and homeowners who opened their magnificent homes.We would like to extend a special thank you to the parking attendants and docents who volunteered in the Tour homes and to the Home Tour committee members for months of dedicated volunteer hours. Home Tour Committee members include: Don and Hale Carr, Lil Schaller, Barb Wilkinson, Tilly Mezger, Alison Elder, Jennifer Boehm, Kappy Mann, Becky Kerton, Valerie Green and Heather Morgan.Thank you as well to florists who contributed arrangements: Elizabethandamp;#8217;s Creations, Flower Power, Martha Bernyk Floral Design, Tahoe Blooms and Wandaandamp;#8217;s Flowers. Additional thanks to the Truckee Tahoe Airport for providing parking, Northstar-at-Tahoe for providing transportation, Whole Treats Bakery and Chase International Real Estate for supplying snacks, Luxury Home Magazine and Second Home Care for providing beverages and Lake Tahoe Digital Productions and Vance Fox for the beautiful photography. It is through community partnerships that the Excellence in Education is able to achieve its fundraising goals. Each year the Foundation raises money to provide grants, resources and partnerships that benefit students, teachers and the TTUSD educational community as a whole.Thank you, Excellence in Education FoundationWhat a blessingWhat a wonderful experience we had last week right here in Tahoe City! I want to thank the Center for Spiritual Living for bringing the andamp;#8220;Buddhaandamp;#8217;s Relicsandamp;#8221; tour to Tahoe. It was a special treat for all who came from far and near to see it.I was especially grateful for the Saturday afternoon animal blessings. People brought their pets to receive their own blessing given by the monk.I had just lost my dear little dog, but took her ashes to be blessed. It was a comforting closure for me and most appreciated.Thank you, again, to the Center for Spiritual Living.andamp;#8212; Jonda FrielOperation Semi vs. Train smashing successI would like to publicly thank the members of the strategic planning team involved in organizing the community wide emergency preparedness exercise, Operation Semi vs. Train held on July 20, 2011.Over the last five months, this committed multi-agency team has given hours of their time and shown great care for our region in developing a large scale exercise to test and strengthen our emergency response capabilities. The commitment to our community coupled with the consistent high level of knowledge and dedicated professionalism are an example of how our local agencies can come together for the purpose of improving our regional reaction to potential and real time emergencies.I feel fortunate to be a part of this group.Thanks, too, to all 70 community members who volunteered their time to be victims of the incident, and the Community Arts Center, TTUSD Transportation, Dial-A-Ride, Al Pombo, and Union Pacific for assistance with space, transportation, and scenario props. Lastly, a special thank you goes to Victor Hernandez, Donna Bullard, and Kristin Mann who spent hours of their time with the volunteer coordination. Your efforts made all the difference to the success of the exercise.Sincerely,Tami Prior, RNEmergency Management Committee Chair, Tahoe Forest Hospital
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