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Truckee Tahoe Sunshine Letters

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Donner Summit thanks Project MANA

The Donner Summit Area Association (DSAA) co-hosted Stone Soup in Truckee in February 2011, beginning a discussion among DSAA members about how a small group of volunteers could have a similar impact in the Donner Summit community. The slow start to this winter season prompted a call to Project MANA to ask if they would consider distributing food on Donner Summit. With surprising quickness, Project MANA made a plan for a distribution within a few days. On Friday, Dec. 16, Project MANA served 94 individuals in 50 households with only four daysand#8217; notice: Families, full-time residents and seasonal employees. The Donner Summit Area Association (DSAA) is a community organization representing rural communities along the Donner Summit Interstate 80 corridor, including Cisco Grove, Kingvale, Big Bend, Rainbow, Pla Vada, Palisades Lake, Soda Springs, Serene Lakes, The Cedars, Lake Mary, Sugar Bowl and Norden. DSAA works to keep Donner Summit a special place to live, work and visit by addressing the issues of economic and environmental stability, development, and growth for the region.

Full Circle Movement donates time and talent

Our deep appreciation goes to Full Circle Movement and#8212; Paula Smith and Jen Fluharty and#8212; for donating time in their beautiful new studio space on Palisades Drive to the girls of the Community School. Their kind-hearted donation allowed our students to practice the arts of yoga, relaxation, self care, anger management and impulse control. We are grateful to them for making this possible.

Without their support, it wouldnand#8217;t have happened. Their deep care for the health and well-being of our community shines through and through. Thank you so much, Jen and Paula.

and#8212; Gateway Mountain Center, Peter Mayfield, E.D., Nancy Minges, M.A., holistic health educator and Debbi Spohr, school counselor, TTUSD

Kudos from Optimist

Once again, the Truckee Optimist Club has successfully raised significant profits through our annual Christmas tree sales. All of the proceeds from these sales will be used for scholarships and numerous sports and education programs for our youth. This endeavor would not have been possible without the ongoing support and generosity of Save Mart Supermarkets. Their generous donation of parking space in their shopping center made possible our successful endeavor. Save Mart Supermarkets has a credo of and#8220;giving back to their communitiesand#8221; and this was a vivid display of that corporate belief and their effort to truly be a part of the community in which they do business. CVS Drugs has also been a sponsor and friend of our tree sales for many years and we would like to also thank them for their support. Furthermore, we would like to thank Truckee Tahoe Propane, Village Pizzeria and the Tahoe-Truckee Disposal Company for their generosity. We would also like to extend our deepest appreciation to our customers and the numerous individuals that have given their time to make this program successful.

and#8212; Rob Koster, president

Dear Editor,

The Truckee Girls Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman Basketball teams want to express their extreme appreciation and thanks for the tremendous monetary support shown by the Truckee Rotary.

Your fabulous support has enabled us to purchase additional equipment and replace old equipment to help unsure a successful year for the 36 student athletes of Truckee High.

Truckee Rotary thanks, your organization rocks!

and#8212; Submitted by Coach Geoff Stephens on behalf of the Truckee High School Girls Basketball Program