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Kudos & Kindness

Hundreds attended benefit

Wagging tails and giant purrs to all who supported the Mumbo Gumbo Angora Fire Animal Relief Benefit Concert.

More than 300 guests, eight corporate sponsors, 12 in-kind donors, and 30 volunteers made the event a success, netting more than $3,500.

The proceeds fund care for injured and displaced pets as well as additional rescue equipment for the Emergency Response Partnership of El Dorado County Animal Control-Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Humane Society and S.P.C.A.

After sloppy kisses to Mumbo Gumbo, special licks go to John and Barbara Hodgson, East Slope/William Tremaine Construction, Midkoff and Associates, Ken and Selina Kostelnik, Michael Rohrer Construction, Thomas Haen Construction, John Dalton Construction, Architect Brian Shinault, producer Eric Shinault of Casper G. Rico Investments, LLC, and Roberta Mason.

Big barks to Rockwater Restaurant, Freshies, Blue Angel Cafe, Resort Sports Network TV, Reno Gazette-Journal, Tahoe Daily Tribune, Signs of Tahoe, Allure Salon, Lakeland Village Resorts, Sierra Valley Electric and the Fantasy Inn.

Thank you for helping keep Tahoe a safe place for pets as well as for their people.

Animal Emergency Response Partnership

El Dorado County Animal Control-Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Humane Society and S.P.C.A.

Arts festival was a success

All of us at Tahoe Arts Project would like to extend our gratitude to the South Shore community for participating in the sixth annual Lake Tahoe Festival of Fine Arts. We appreciate the support of our sponsors: Tahoe Daily Tribune, Charter Advertising and Design, Signs of Tahoe and Heavenly Lake Tahoe.

Thank you to the following businesses who donated items to our raffle: The Deerfield Lodge, Carson Valley Inn, Eagle Valley Golf Course, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Embassy Suites Resort, Sierra at Tahoe, Harrah’s/Harveys, Inn By The Lake, The Ridge Tahoe, Tahoe Seasons Resort, Tep’s Villa Roma, Wild Island Adventure Park, Ernie’s Coffee Shop, Watta Bike, Bert’s Café, Dave Mancour, Ski Run Boat Company and The San Francisco Giants.

Several artists donated items to our raffle including our festival cover artist Denise Mancour. We would also like to thank Alpen Sierra Coffee Company, South Tahoe Refuse, the STAR Volunteers, Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe, California Conservation Corp., Lake Tahoe Unified School District and Raley’s for their efforts to make this event possible. Thank you to Jessica Perasso for brochure distribution and all her help at the Festival.

And a big thank-you goes out to our entertainers who volunteered their time and talents at the Festival: Robert Lazaneo, Blue Lake Aikido, Bree Norton, Dave Fritz, Polynesian Dancers from Lake Tahoe Community College and Ruqaya Nahla, the belly dance group that practically stopped traffic on Highway 50. Thank you to the festival coordinators Kerri Montgomery and Patrick Kaler for all their time spent on this event. And of course, a huge thanks to all of the artists who participated, especially the locals. We appreciate your support.

Funds raised from this event will go directly towards presenting performing arts programs in our local schools and community. Thanks again for doing your part to enrich the children of South Lake Tahoe.

Peggy Thompson, executive director

Tahoe Arts Project Board of Directors

Magic show delighted children

All of us at the Family Resource Center would like to extend our gratitude to Tony Clark and The Horizon and their staff for their wonderful magic show they performed for 175 children in our town.

Most of these children have not had the luxury of seeing a magic show, with lunch and prizes. Tony never forgets the children in our community and the happiness that he brings to them is heartwarming.

People like him make me believe in one of the deepest secrets of life which is: all that is really worth doing is what we do for others. With sincere gratitude,

Delicia Spees, executive director

Family Resource Center

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