Kudos & Kindness
Although times are uncertain in regard to international affairs, Tahoe is truly doing its part to share a little kindness and create foreign bond. Recently, 10 students from France, through the Horizons du Monde program, visited Lake Tahoe for three weeks. The students were 14 to 16 years old and their goal was to have an American experience.
On behalf of the students and Horizons du Monde, I would like to thank the businesses that donated activities and the families who so graciously opened their hearts and homes to these happy world travelers.
Many thanks to the Tahoe Queen for providing discount cruise tickets and Heavenly Ski Resort for providing discount gondola tickets, both of which allowed students to see and experience our breathtaking Lake Tahoe.
I would also like to thank John Shafer at the Mark Twain in Virginia City for giving the students a once in a lifetime opportunity to pan for gold.
Most of all, I would like to thank the families, many of whom are repeat hosts, for opening their families to new friends and experiences. Personal thanks to Susan Carreau, Renee and Mark Gorevin, Jake and Barbara Burns, Bob and Roxanna McClurg, Cherisse and Dieter Bulin, Wayne and Lori Thorne, Ryan and Cory Ritchie and Lori Buchan.
I am honored to know all of you and am thankful for this experience you have sent our foreign guests with a kind and loving impression of Americans. I wish you all much happiness and joy in your future.
Ice arena says thanks for gift
On behalf of the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena we would like to thank Big George Ventures for his generous donation. Big George Ventures recognized the need to provide scholarships, loaner equipment and build a practice shooting area at the arena.
The $17,000 donation will provide many opportunities for this area’s deserving youth to enjoy recreational and competitive ice hockey.
It is gifts such as these that continue to make South Lake Tahoe a great place for kids to grow up.
South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena