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Tahoe Truckee Sunshine Letters

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Thanks Switchback and SearsThe Truckee High School Booster Club would like to thank Switchback Public Relations andamp; Marketing and Truckeeandamp;#8217;s Hometown Sears Store for their generous contributions at the Truckee RibFest. The event was on Fatherandamp;#8217;s Day at the Citizenandamp;#8217;s Bank Plaza. Several hundred people enjoyed ribs cooked by The Resort at Squaw Creek, Jax at the Tracks, Men Wielding Fire, Smokeyandamp;#8217;s and Char Pit. The generosity of Switchback PR and Sears will help fund clubs, classes and athletics at Truckee High School.andamp;#8212; Sharon FereiraDear Editor,We would like to thank Ox and his Sunnyside crew for providing us with a delicious luncheon. It was a beautiful day and great food. We all appreciate Sunnysideandamp;#8217;s ongoing support for the school and recognition of its employees. Sunnyside has always supported our community in so many ways.Thanks Ox and Sunnyside.andamp;#8212; Tom and Erin LeFeversDear Editor,Thanks to a generous grant from Placer County, all Placer County residents qualify for low cost spay/neuter for their pets. Cats $20 each. Dogs $40 each. To be used at local participating vets. Pick up a voucher at Tahoe Vista Animal Shelter, 530-546-1990. Or call Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation (WARF), 775-833-2319. If you are outside of Placer County, we can still help. For questions or further info, call Connie, 775-831-1730 or e-mail tahoepet@yahoo.com. Limited funds also available for sick/injured animals.Thank you,ConnieWylie Animal Rescue Foundation (WARF)Rotary Club helps Sugar PinesThe Sugar Pine Foundation (SPF) would like to thank the Rotary Club of Truckee for helping to sponsor a very successful planting with Alder Creek Middle School 6th graders on June 9. About 140 students learned about forest ecology and planted fungus-resistant sugar pine seedlings on U.. Forest Service land along Alder Creek. The event was run in collaboration with the Truckee Ranger District and the Sierra Watershed Education Partnership (SWEP). Funding from the Truckee Rotarians covered the cost of planting 240 trees andamp;#8212; blister rust resistant sugar pines that will contribute to the forest health and scenic beauty of the Alder Creek area for generations to come!andamp;#8212; Sugar Pine FoundationPortable Collision Avoidance System obtainedThe Tahoe-Truckee Civil Air Patrol is pleased to announce the all-volunteer group successfully obtained sufficient donations to purchase a Portable Collision Avoidance System, or PCAS, for their airplane based at the Truckee Airport.The PCAS is a high-quality, low-cost air traffic detection system that alerts crew members to nearby air traffic, thereby helping to increase their margin of safety.The System will be used when conducting search and rescue missions and providing orientation rides to our local cadets ages 12 to 19.The Tahoe-Truckee Civil Air Patrol gratefully acknowledges the following donors: Robert D. Auguste, J. Thomas Van Berkem, Talon Borwick, Tyke Borwick, Meredith Broderick, Brent Collinson, Kathleen Eagan, Donner Gift Shop, Bill and Darilyn Ehlen, Richard Fancher, David Fielding, Scott C. Kennedy, Stephen C. Kennedy, Sr., Chuck Kissman, David and Roberta Madej, Eric Martin, Robert Nance, Lee and Helen Osborne, Judy Price, Carol Rose, Paul Sigman, Herbert Schulze, Douglas Taggart, Jill Tartar, Dennis and Yvonne Thornton, Wayne and Nancy Thush, H. T. Tweedie and Charlie White.andamp;#8212; Scott C. KennedyEmergency Services, Alerting, Finance OfficerTahoe-Truckee Civil Air PatrolSpring Into Music On Saturday, June 18, Got Music andamp; More offered andamp;#8220;Spring Into Music,andamp;#8221; a free community event at the Community Arts Center in Truckee. It was pure musical fun, made possible by a stellar team of helpers, donors, instructors and performers. Families signing in were given a free pass to the KidZone Museum.Children, parents and developmentally disabled adults attended 10 morning music workshops. My instructor team mates andamp;#8212; Steve Kershisnik, Emily Tessmer, Morgan Raithel and Todd Wees andamp;#8212; went above and beyond to facilitate a vibrant understanding of music.Following the workshops a sumptuous buffet was donated by Cottonwood Restaurant, Glenshire General Store, Starbucks, Port of Subs, Treat Box Bakery, Full Belly Deli, SaveMart and Safeway. After lunch master guitarist Robert Drake thrilled listeners with an interactive performance. Steve Kershisnik joined Robert on bass for an impromptu duo.Door prizes donated by Starbucks, Todd Wees and Mountain Kids followed. On-site helpers, including Criss Van Wey, Swenja Zieglar, Betsy Nye, Stacey Tedsen, Reyna Lopez and Melissa Caboara kept transitions and communications smooth. Truckee Sunrise Rotary provided a donation so the event was free and accessible. Family advocates from the Family Resource Center of Truckee made special publicity efforts.We appreciated using TDRPDandamp;#8217;s Community Arts Center.Lastly, to all the participants: Your enthusiasm and appreciation for music and the arts is a vital spark. Heartfelt thanks to all of the above for offering your time, substance, service and energies for this eventandamp;#8217;s success. Together we are andamp;#8220;making a musical difference.andamp;#8221;andamp;#8212; Colleen Akiko Jackson, executive directorGot Music andamp; More, http://www.gotmusic.org