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Kudos & Kindness

The Tahoe-Douglas Chamber of Commerce raised $7,600 which will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund earmarked for the Hurricane Katrina survivors.

Generous cash contributions were supplemented by a yard sale held on Sept. 10 with goods supplied by many members of the South Shore community. The sale was staffed by volunteers who sorted and sold the items including Norma Ramirez, Pat and George Campau, Hildegarde and Rene Mouttet, Bob Harms, Jessica Tucker, Joann Eisenbrandt, Andy Friend, Jorge Orozco, Sue Barton, Lauri Kemper, Catherine Schoen and Jill Boeldt and Tim Clinton who took all the remaining clothing to San Francisco to add to a container being sent to the sites.

Thanks also to David Ornelas, the manager of Nel’s Tahoe Hardware who loaned us tables for the sale, and the Tahoe Daily Tribune who gave us news coverage and a free classified ad.

The yard sale, which raised $1,600 of the total, was held at Don Regis-Bilar’s residence. Don regularly opens his home and devotes his energy and time to hosting community fund-raisers. As usual, his tireless efforts for this cause were invaluable.

Thank you to all who contributed to this significant endeavor to assist the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. As noted elsewhere in the Tribune, we will continue to serve as a drop-off point for contributions. Our Visitor Center is staffed seven days a week and is located in front of Round Hill’s Safeway.

Kathleen Farrell

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Executive director

Tahoe-Douglas Chamber of Commerce

Yard sale nets a grand for relief

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all those families who donated items for our yard sale and for those who stopped by to make a donation to the American Red Cross for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Thank you also to Cassidy Marchini for helping with the fantastic lemonade stand!

My family was touched by the generosity of our local and visiting community. We thank you all for a successful yard sale.

We will be sending $1,011.44 to the American Red Cross in our community’s name this week.

The Wulstein Family

Sierra Club gets contributions

The Tahoe Area Sierra Club would like to thank all those who made our Evening at Stonehenge such a huge success.

Will and Rosemarie Twining donated their fabulous Stonehenge House for the event. Thank you so much!

Lin Yeazell of Isy Design did such a fine job on our colorful posters. Aspen Hollow Nursery sold many of our tickets. Ruth Crawford and Judy Faylor tirelessly poured several cases of Madrona wine for our thirsty guests while Two Sisters Catering and volunteer Jackie Norlie kept delicious food coming all night long. Everyone enjoyed the festive music provided by the Dream Spirit Baroque Band. Don Lane signed his new book, Tahoe Tales, Bygone Days and Memorable Pioneers and told stories to a rapt crowd.

Artists Tara O’Hara and Annette Schoonover showed their work and Winterhill Farms presented their extra virgin olive oils.

We appreciate the generous donation of raffle prizes from Cork N More, Heavenly Valley, Alpen Sierra Coffee, Dart Liquor, Dedrick’s Main Street Cheeses, Z and B Ranch, Carol Bail, Tahoe Mountain Soap Company, Cuckoo in the Noodle, Tahoe House Bakery, Lavender Hill Farm, Winterhill, Tara O’Hara, Madrona and Don Lane.

We thank Kurt Burris for presenting the lovely Madrona wines. Each of your contributed greatly to the success of the evening and to the good time enjoyed by all.

With sincere appreciation,

Carla Ennis

TASC vice chair

Golf tournament was a success

Thanks to the overwhelming community support, the Booster Club Golf Tournament at Edgewood, benefiting both Whittell and South Tahoe High Schools is sold out for both Oct. 9 and 10.

Our students appreciate the support of our community and businesses in making this a successful fund-raising event.

Paul Andrew

Event organizer

Thanks to fund-raiser supporters

Sierra Recovery Center would like to say thanks to everyone who contributed at the Sept. 3 fund-raiser car wash. It was a very successful event in which a percentage of the money earned was contributed to the Katrina Relief. A special thanks to Rev. Dr. Steve Blocher for allowing us to use the Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church parking lot for the event.

Also thanks to Kathy Stuart for helping with the car wash. and to Napa Auto Parts for donating materials for the car wash.

We would like to give a special thanks to Larry Kay and KTHO radio for allowing us inform the community about the Sierra Recovery Center.

Rhea Dira

Sierra Recovery Center Assistant executive director