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Tahoe Truckee Sunshine Letters

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212;Thank you to everyone who came out to clean our highways, beaches and neighborhood streets in Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay and Crystal Bay in the rain on June 4. Together we took one giant step, about 4,380 pounds, toward making our towns cleaner and look better for the summer, for everyone. We never would have been able to collect that much trash without all of your help.The North Tahoe Business Association would like to thank the following supporters for helping Keep Tahoe Clean, Truckee Tahoe Sierra Disposal Company, Rockwood Tree Service, Taneva Auto Parts, Eco Print and Imaging, North Tahoe Public Utility District, Keep California Beautiful, North Shore Ace Hardware, Perennial Nursery, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, Reliable Services, Dr. Karen Kucharski, Tahoe Dave’s, CS3 Construction, Liberty Energy , Bank of the West, Java Hut, Sierra Shirts and Shades, Log Cabin Caf, CB’s Pizza andamp; Grill, Ann Nichols andamp; Company, Safeway, Duggan andamp; Duggan, Carolyn Pretzer, Tahoe Mountain Sports, Truckee Day, Tahoe Biltmore, the Sierra Sun, Kings Beach Car Wash, Susie Scoops Ice Cream, our barbecue host The Grid Bar andamp; Grill and our entertainment provided by the local band The Wrinkle.We’ll see you next year, as always on the first Saturday in June!andamp;#8212; North Tahoe Business Association

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community and especially those who attended the Purple Party held at Zano’s, Thursday, May 26. This annual event is our kick off to the American Cancer Society Truckee-Tahoe Relay For Life. The relay itself will be held July 16, on Truckee High School’s track and field, and will be our fifth relay in this community. The Purple Party was attended by more than 100 guests with excellent food generously served up by Tim and Dianna Brown of Zano’s along with their wonderful staff. Wine tasting was also a part of the evening’s festivities, provided and poured by our very own Russ Jones of Truckee River Winery. Live music by The Deckheads made this night one to remember. The Purple Party continues to grow each year as does the Relay For Life. I hope to see you out on the track this July 16. Again, thank you for your continuing support on behalf of the American Cancer Society.Sincerely,Nancy Kerr Palmer

The 8th Annual Truckee Duckee Derbee was held on Sunday, June 12 at the River Ranch.Chris Chapman won the $250 first place cash prize, which he immediately donated right back to HSTT. Thank you Chris!The event raised nearly $3,000 for the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe, which will go directly toward helping save the lives of homeless pets.A big thank you goes to Bill Jensen, publisher of the Squaw Valley Times, for organizing and running this event for the 8th consecutive year. His passion for helping homeless pets shines through in his remarkable ability to pull off a fantastic event year after year. We would also like to thank the following businesses and people: West Shore Sports, The Kiwanis, The River Ranch, Around Tahoe, Charter Communications, Outside Lake Tahoe TV, Mammoth Brewing, Tahoe City Kayak, Giant Bicycles, Smith Optics, Scraps of Truckee andamp; Kings Beach and all of the amazing businesses who donated prizes for the great raffle. We are extremely grateful for the continued support of our community. It was fantastic to see so many smiling faces on the River Ranch deck. Thanks for making this the best Duckee Derbee ever!andamp;#8212; Stephanie Jensen, Executive Director, Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe

The Truckee Optimist Club would like to thank all the attendees, breweries, sponsors and silent auction donors for making the 6th Annual Truckee Brew Fest the best yet! Your participation and generous donations raised approximately $17,000 which will go directly into the club’s youth fund for programs, sponsorships, grants and scholarships!Thank you to the Auto and Tire Doctor for being this year’s major sponsor. Also thank you sponsors: Sudden Link, Charter Media, Wandamp;T Graphix, BC Blasting, Jane Loomis, Great Outdoor Landscape Co., Norwegian Wood Construction, Shelton andamp; Bacon Design and Engineering, Sierra Sun, Nicholls Real Estate Group, Ron Wulff Residential Appraisal, andamp;#8220;Chrisi Loves Barry,andamp;#8221; 101.5 Truckee Tahoe Radio, Dr. Tyson Lechner, DDS, Simpson Consulting, The Weekly, Bill Aaron Productions, Community Ink, Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course, Tahoe Donner Association, Sears Hometown Store Truckee, and Moonshine Ink.Thanks also to the following breweries: Fifty-Fifty, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Fox Barrel Cider, Hoppy Brewing, Firestone Walker Fine Ales, Great Basin, Buckbean, Lockdown, New Belgium, Lost Coast, Anderson Valley, Drakes, Woodchuck Draft Cider, Wyder’s Cider, Strongbow Cider, Auburn Ale House, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, and Knee Deep, Bison, and Alaskan Brewing Company (their Alaskan White was voted best of show).And, thanks to the crowd-pleasing andamp;#8220;Dead Winter Carpenters.andamp;#8221;Please mark your calendar for next year’s 7th Annual Brew Fest, Saturday June 9!andamp;#8212; The Truckee Optimist ClubBrew Fest Organizing Committee

On behalf of Girls on the Run andamp;#8212; Sierras, I would like to thank all of the participants and volunteers who braved the weather and helped make The New Balance Girls on the Run 5K, 10K a huge success. A few drops of rain did not stop this wonderful Truckee- Tahoe community from coming together and helping nearly 80 third to eighth grade girls cross the 5K finish line: A goal they worked all season to accomplish. A special thank you to our sponsors: Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation, Cleverminds, Mountain Hardware, Mountain Home Center, and Windspire Energy, as well as our partner: the Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Parks District. We would not be able to pull together this community event without your support. We look forward to seeing another great turnout for our fall Fun Run on October 30!andamp;#8212; Danielle ReesExecutive Director, Girls on the Run

North Tahoe Middle School would like to extend its gratitude to The Northstar Property Ownerandamp;#8217;s Association for allowing us to hold our annual Honors Physical Education Day at their facilities. This event includes many activities that would not be possible at our school site, such as Water Polo, Beach Volleyball and Outdoor Pickle Ball. The Northstar Property Ownerandamp;#8217;s Association has donated their facilities to us for many years in order to provide a memorable day of team events for our students. Your donation of property and time is a great service to our students and our community. Thank you. Sincerely, North Tahoe SchoolPhysical Education Department

North Tahoe School would like to extend a thank you to some of its students parents for helping with the seventh grade Tea Dance. The seventh grade students learn various dances in physical education class such as, Swing, the Merengue, the waltz, and salsa. The Tea Dance is an event where the students eat, socialize, practice manners, and dance various dances they learned. This event cannot happen without the help of the parents. The decorations are a cooperative effort between our art teacher Jan Mosley and the parents. The food and table settings are made possible by donations from parents and local businesses. We would like to thank the following parents and businesses for their donations: Markus Burkhart Construction, Big Waters Studios, Lana Shomo, Liz Gibeaut, Gretchen Sproehnle, Emily Goss, Lisa Gable, Nancy Wells, Joann Tallarigo, Diane Austin, Trina Gold, Sandy Clauss, Annette Burkhart and Sue Briggs. If we forgot someone, we apologize!Sincerely, North Tahoe SchoolPhysical Education Department