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Kudos & Kindness

Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. LaVerne Brown relaxes in a recliner donated to Tahoe Manor Guest Home with the help of Bijou Furniture Outlet.

To the editor:

Kiwanis Sunrisers of South Lake Tahoe wishes to express its appreciation to Dick Van Buskirk of Bijou Furniture Outlet for his help in providing the residents of Tahoe Manor Guest Home with a much-needed recliner and delivering the recliner.

The new owner, Celeste, and operators including the staff of Tahoe Manor Guest Home, work hard to make each day happy and comfortable for residents. Manager Omi sincerely appreciates the community support for residents and currently has beds available for seniors. There are few facilities for seniors with limited income.

Kiwanis Sunrisers of South Lake Tahoe

Thanks to quilt raffle participants

To the editor:

On behalf of the staff and board members of Hope Lutheran Preschool, I would like to thank all of those people who participated in the Quilt Raffle fund-raiser for our Scholarship and Tuition Assistance Program.

We raised $827, which was matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The lucky recipients of the quilts were the Meiers, Carneggie, Grubbs, Sullivan, Setnor and Befu families. Thank you again for supporting this important cause.

Chris Trigs, director

Hope Lutheran Preschool

Thanks for help with ski season

To the editor:

Now that the South Tahoe Middle School Nordic ski-racing season has ended, we would like to thank several individuals and businesses whose help and generosity contributed to a successful ski season.

A big thanks goes out to all our parent drivers who transported our team to various practice locations: Cindy and Fred Wise, Brook Laine, Valerie Hubberts, Jen Seely, Karin Holmes and Bob Comlossy.

Thanks to Casey Blann at Heavenly Ski Resort, Camp Richard Mountain Sports and Spooner Lake Cross Country for allowing our teams to practice at your resort; to Paul Middlebrook of the Tahoe Daily Tribune and South Tahoe Middle School Associated Student Body for your generous cash donations to purchase our ski equipment; to Lake Tahoe Community College for allowing us to use your waxing equipment; and to those who helped with the tedious job of waxing skis: Mike Lannoy, Lynn Harriman and Rand Colwell.

Our athletes benefited so much from all your time, efforts and donations. Thanks for a terrific ski season.

Coaches Therese Colwell and Susan Lannoy

Crab dinner was a success

To the editor:

On behalf of the students and staff of St. Theresa School, I would like to thank the following people who helped make our 11th annual crab dinner on Feb. 5 at great success.

Thank you to Laura Cefalu and Susie Marchini for planning and executing this fine dining experience; Jennifer Gaston for organizing the quilt projects in grades Pre-eighth; the Knights of Columbus for consistently providing our friendly bar service every year; Jerry and Colleen Hurwitz, Moni Flaherty and Marsha Roberta for hosting our live auction; Safeway and Thrans Flowers for helping create a wonderful ambiance; Ed Winslow for his culinary expertise; Kate and David Kesler for keeping the libations flowing without a wait; and to all the countless parent volunteers who helped with the planning, marketing, solicitation of auction items, setting up, serving and cleaning up.

Our students have benefited greatly from your time, talent and treasure. May the Lord reward your kindness.

Danette Winslow, principal

St. Theresa School

Help with dance event appreciated

To the editor:

Kahle Community Center would like to extend an enormous thank you to Harrah’s/Harveys for providing their convention center for our sixth annual Father-Daughter Valentine’ Sweetheart Dance, where more than 750 participants were in attendance.

Also, thank you to Safeway Bakery for their mammoth cookies, to Harveys Florist for their floral arrangements and A-K Entertainment for the D.J.

Photos from the Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance can be picked up at Laine Photolabs.

Kahle Community Center

Climbers thanked for generosity

To the editor:

The board of directors and the Sierra Recovery Center staff would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Tahoe climbers who participated in the Journey to Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro Expedition fund-raiser. All proceeds benefited Sierra Recovery Center programs.

Five other Tahoe climbers who had embarked on an expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in East Africa joined Joe and Fay Wagner who had successfully reached the top of Kilimanjaro in September 2001. The climbers left for the journey to the “Rooftop of Africa” July 6, 2004. They went to the “Top top” Uhuru Peak, 19,244 feet. Mount Kilimanjaro is the seventh-highest mountain in the world.

This was an outstanding personal achievement for the members of the Tahoe group. It was also a charitable contribution in effort and spirit for the benefit of Sierra Recovery Center. Members of the party included David Burns, Guy Ellis, Jane Ellis, Diane Salzenstein, Deborah West, Fay Wagner and Joe Wagner. The Tahoe climbers are not affiliated with Sierra Recovery Center in any way other than sharing a sincere appreciation of the center’s ongoing contribution to our community.

Again, kudos to Fay and Joe Wagner and all the Tahoe climbers’ generosity and support.

Board of directors and Sierra Recovery Center staff

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