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Truckee Tahoe Sunshine Letters

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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 nightandamp;#8217;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 Cottonwoodandamp;#8217;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 Harvestandamp;#8217;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 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 that 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, May 6, the community once again showed up in force for the third annual Student Art Show at Sierra Collegeandamp;#8217;s Truckee campus. People of all ages wrote comments on the works of photography, digital art, drawing, painting, and ceramics, and voted for a Peopleandamp;#8217;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; Billandamp;#8217;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; The Squeeze In, Truckee; T Pots Pottery, Truckee; The Office BOSS, Truckee; and Zanoandamp;#8217;s, Truckee. A big thank you for your generosity which made our event such a success.andamp;#8212; Pam McAdooArt Department, Sierra College

On behalf of the Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol I would like to thank the following for their help with our andamp;#8220;Mission To Marsandamp;#8221; aviation/aerospace day camp at the Truckee Tahoe airport. During the week of June 27 – July 1, 2011, 11 lucky children ages 10-11 went on a trip of a lifetime. They went to Mars! We discussed how to get there (you cannot walk there we found out), designed spaceships to get us there, flew rockets, made landing crafts and built a small city in which to live. Once on Mars they flew with the Young Eagles looking for any intelligent life on their new planet (they said they found some). On the way home we looked for a lost airplane at the airport and made Martian ice cream. In all we enjoyed each otherandamp;#8217;s company, found getting to Mars was not to hard and hope one day soon these same children will be the pioneers who actually get to go to Mars. The following deserve our many thanks:Kevin Smith and the Airport Staff, Truckee Tahoe Airport; Bryan Forsyth, Silverado Soaring Club; Soar Truckee, Mike Johnson; Charlie White, Rick Tavan, Vince Bruno, EAA Young Eagles; Andy Peek, Careflight; Mike Abel; Mary Lee, Office Boss and Lou Reinkens.Semper Vigilans (always vigilant),Ken Aronson Capt. CAP, TTCS Commander

Our First Year Anniversary Celebration and Open House at The Richardson House turned out well! We gave tours of The House to more than 70 people. Local artists Greg and Luke Van Loon, Jane Lufkin Pedrazzini, Carole Sesko, Jim Schmidt and Caree Bragg displayed their work in our beautifully blooming yard and Girl Scouts were serving cold lemonade to our guests. Because of the great turn out, we were able to donate more than $100 to the Truckee Donner Historical Society. We wanted to thank all the artists, TDHS volunteers, Girl Scouts and Truckee residents for the wonderful support they gave us by being there. andamp;#8212; Chelsea WalterscheidManager of The Richardson House