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Kudos & Kindness

Inn staff was like family

Being one of the many evacuees from the Angora fire, I would like to voice my gratitude to the Inn at Heavenly. After receiving the mandatory evacuation order, we left our home on Normuk and drove away, not knowing where to go. Knowing there were a couple of “dog friendly” motels on Ski Run Boulevard, we headed in that direction.

On impulse we drove in to the Inn at Heavenly where we were warmly met by owner Gary Thelander. He immediately set us up in one of their rooms, gave us a glass of wine, fed us and would not take any money for the accommodations. After feeling so displaced and fearful, the entire staff was like family we didn’t have in Tahoe. Gary kept checking on us, making sure we were comfortable and didn’t even charge us for the second night.

We were one of the lucky ones and returned home on Tuesday. I would like to extend my gratitude to the folks at the Inn at Heavenly for being so warm and accommodating during that stressful time. Our dog thought he was on vacation.

Shari Mann

South Lake Tahoe

Moose Lodge says ‘thanks’

The men and women of Moose Lodge 1632 and chapter 408 of South Lake Tahoe would like to thank all who participated with your generous donations of prizes for the auction. You helped make our fundraising event for the Angora Fire Fund a great and wonderful success. We were able to raise $5,000 due to the generosity of the people in attendance.

Thanks to the following: Helen riddle, Meeks, Lakeland Village, Larry Fox, Enchanted Florist, Shirley Forest Cleaning, Andreas Beauty Salon, Curves, South Y Fireplace, Tahoe Quarterly, Redwood Printing, Youngs Marketing Co., Sierra Tahoe, Murphys Pub, Rus Wilson, Mike Booker, Aja Niemann, Lake Tahoe Adventures, Longs Drugs, Sandy Martin, Jimmy Martin, Tahoe Bowl, Kathy Booker, Sports LTD, Staples, Frank Schulba, Freshies, Ellen Ammerman, Hot Locks Beauty Salon, Lakeside, Tahoe Hemp Co., Joan Pilar, Kathy Sharp, Shelley Ward and Side Street Boutique.

If we failed to mention anyone, please accept our apology. God bless you all. Thank you, thank you.

Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1632 and Women of the Moose Chapter 408

Golden Star Student Program was a success

The purpose of this letter is to express appreciation to the many generous residents of El Dorado County, who contributed toward the success of the Golden Star Student Program at the County Fair.

More than 5,000 students, identified by their respective schools, were given certificates and provided free admissions to the fair. Many students visited the booth sponsored by the El Dorado County Office of Education to pick up prizes provided by generous local businesses.

A special thanks goes to our sponsors: Rapid Solutions Group; Carter-Kelly, Inc.; Law Offices of Girard, Vinson & Trujillo LLP; Cameron Park Optimists, Hangtown Active 20-30 No. 43; Round Table Pizza; Hangtown’s Gold Bug Park; Full Life Fellowship; First 5 El Dorado; El Dorado Community Foundation; El Dorado Savings Bank; and Murray & Downs, AIA Architects, Inc.

Also, a big thank-you to all the parents who transported and accompanied children to the fair. Fair manager Jody Gray and the fair board are also to be commended for their assistance in showcasing El Dorado County’s Golden Star Students.

Lastly, thanks to school districts and the El Dorado County Office of Education for their support. Many staff members generously donated their time and energy to acknowledge the achievements of our Golden Star Students and to promote public schools.

El Dorado County Office of Education


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