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Tahoe Women’s Services would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who made the second annual Father-Daughter Dance Feb. 4 a huge success! More than 200 father/daughter couples danced the night away.Last year, a group of dedicated mothers came together to put on a father-daughter dance similar to the popular dance in South Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Women’s Services asked to be involved to bring awareness of the importance of healthy relationships. The first father-daughter dance was a smash. The event was bigger and better than ever, adding a professional DJ, keepsake photos from an old-fashioned photo booth; a craft station, princess castle, and hula hoop lessons! andamp;#8220;By keeping it an event that celebrates the special bond that exists between fathers and daughters, we are bringing awareness to the need for girls to have healthy male role models to teach them the importance of love and respect,andamp;#8221; said Dawn Harris, Development Manager at Tahoe Women’s Services. Thank you to North Tahoe Biltmore who generously donated the use of the Nevada Room as well as the dance floor. The Biltmore staff was incredibly supportive. A special thank you to Conrad’s for providing a wonderful prix fixe, early-bird menu.Tahoe Women’s Services would also like to thank Dress the Part(y); A Day In Your Life Photography; the Reno Photobooth Co.; Dj Retro; Tracy Saunders at Chase International and Jennifer Rau and Missy McCarthy for donating the yummy cake. In addition, thanks to the group of very dedicated mothers. They all donated time and additional materials to make the event wonderful. Thank you to everyone in that committee.Finally, TWS would like to extend a tremendous thanks to our volunteers who helped, whose time, energy and professionalism is always appreciated. andamp;#8212; Tahoe Women’s Services

The BEAR League would like to send out a big thank you to everyone who helped make the sixth annual andamp;#8220;Paint the Bearandamp;#8221; project a huge success. More than 200 budding young artists participated in the event at the North Tahoe Arts Center.A special thank you goes to Karen Ellis and all the volunteers from North Tahoe Arts, Mrs. Butterworth’s woodworking class from North Tahoe High School, Truckee Tahoe Lumber, Ted and Sherry Guzzi, Judy Tokuba with middle school volunteers Erika Razo, Adriana Anguiano and Oscar Vargas. Without their help we could not have done it. We would also like to thank artists Cathy McClelland, Madonna Dunbar, Ted Guzzi, Alice Shaw and Katherine DeWitt Anglin for creating some of the wonderful artwork and photographs displayed at the Art Center and for helping us Friday night with the opening of the art exhibits for Bear Month.Thanks to all who provided delicious hors d’oeuvres for the opening reception Friday night.andamp;#8212; Ann BryantExecutive Director of the BEAR League

Nevada County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue acknowledge and thank the following Truckee-Tahoe area businesses for their support and generous prize donations to our annual fund raising raffle. Team members purchase their own personal equipment. Raffle earnings are used to purchase and maintain team equipment. Thank you to Tahoe Instant Press for a discount on our raffle tickets. Safeway kindly allows us to use their parking lot for a staging area on the day of the raffle. For prize donations our gratitude goes to Sugar Bowl for a season pass and to Boreal, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley and Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Areas for groups of day passes. Thank you also to local restaurants Pianetta, Dragonfly, Cottonwood and Los Altos. Old Greenwood donated a round of golf for four and Rogue Klamath River Adventures a Klamath River trip. The Silver Legacy in Reno gave a dinner and show for two. To all of you, our heartfelt thanks.andamp;#8212; Nevada County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue

Sunday was another successful Stone Soup event held at the Old Recreation Center. Toastmasters provided 34 gallons of country vegetable with barley and oats to the community. We’d like to thank Habeger Produce Plus, Savemart, Safeway, The Treatbox Bakery and many others that donated their time and energy to such a wonderful community event. Thanks,Bill Brown

The Tahoe City PUD Parks and Recreation Department hosted its second annual Soup and Chili Cook Off Feb. 26, at Rideout Community Center. The event featured more than 15 different soups and chilies ranging from a andamp;#8220;Comfort Soupandamp;#8221; submitted by Jess Weigel and a andamp;#8220;Mondo Chiliandamp;#8221; submitted by Will Porter.The TCPUD Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank all the local organizations that helped in making this event such a success including the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society for selling beer and wine, the Tahoe Nordic Center for their generous donations, and All Fired Up at Squaw for their creation of the hand-painted grand prize.This year’s winners included Dennis Hoffman with his andamp;#8220;Hillbillyandamp;#8221; chili, Jess Weigel and her andamp;#8220;Comfortandamp;#8221; soup, Mike Giron with his andamp;#8220;Thai Coconut Shrimpandamp;#8221; soup, and the Kings Beach Java Hut took the professional category for the second year in a row. All proceeds benefit the Recreation Department’s Youth Scholarship Program and will help provide recreational experiences for the youth in the community. Again, thanks to all the local organizations that were a part of this event, all the brave participants who entered the cookoff, and everyone who came out to support. We look forward to hosting this event next year! andamp;#8212; Shaun ChilkotowskyRecreation Coordinator, Tahoe City PUD Parks and Recreation Department

The Truckee High School band and TEMPO would like to express our deep gratitude to the businesses and individuals who have contributed to the Truckee High Talent Show and Telethon. The contributors we would like to recognize are: Colome Tresan; Tree house andamp;#8211; Lindy Kramer; Truckee Variety Co,; Gioielli andamp;#8211; Jannell Botto; Granite Chief; Elija Blueandamp;#8217;s Coffee; The Back Country; W and T Graphix; The Office Boss; Double Diamond Jewelry; Cooking Gallen; Tuff Branz; Villager Nursery; Back Street Boutique; Sports Tahoe; Pet Station; Bookshelf; Wild Cherries; White Buffalo; Starbucks; Riverside Studios andamp;#8211; Mary Gueria; Heart Nandamp;#8217; Art andamp;#8211; Patty Eikam; Wind Resort Accessories; Sierra Pacific Coffee andamp;#8211; Rick and Susan Reynolds; Moute Welt; Jessica Michan; Quilters Heaven at Truckee; KidZone Museum; Elizabeth Ann Photography andamp;#8211; Elizabeth Weir and Tahoe City Chocolates andamp;#8211; Mike Akay.We could not do it with out your support. Thank you.Sincerely,Meredith Mattocks, President, Band Council and Phil Paddelford, President, T.E.M.P.O.


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