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Kudos & Kindness

Eileen Brilliant became the new owner of Jeri the Giraffe when her name was drawn during a luncheon at The Enchanted Florist. Thanks to The Enchanted Florist owners Jeri and Nobaru Orshi for donating “Jeri” as a raffle prize worth $600, with proceeds going to Ordinary People meeting Extraordinary Needs (O.P.E.N.).

Thanks also to Paul and Judy Bruso of Ernie’s Coffee Shop for allowing the giraffe to be on display at the restaurant for Burger Night supporters to bid on. Also thanks to Jane and Levon Touryan of Lake Tahoe Pizza, who donated three pizzas, and Donna Lightholder, who provided sumptuous salads for the luncheon.

Because Jeri the Giraffe is extremely tall, Brilliant was called immediately after the drawing so she could be sure the space she calls her “Safari Room” could accommodate the carving. Happily, it does.

O.P.E.N.’s focus for next year is building its membership. The next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Carol Goodenough

Ordinary People meeting Extraordinary Needs

Cat returns to Round Hill home after a week

Just four days after our wedding, Harry was helping us open our gifts.

Four days later Harry didn’t come home that night, and for eight more days and nights we cried and prayed that our cat would return.

We put a picture and a missing sign at the Round Hill mall and had no response. Becky lost a dog to coyotes in the early 1980s, so she knows how dangerous our Round Hill woods can be.

After seven nights and eight days we picked up Harry’s dish and cleaned out his litter box expecting never to see him again.

About 4:15 a.m. Friday, John heard a meow at the back door, and guess who was there.

We’d like to thank whomever took care of him. There’s not a scratch on him, and he doesn’t look like he missed any meals.

Thank you, residents of Round Hill, for Harry’s safe return. I’m sure you’ll see him out and about again. Can’t keep a good cat in.

John and Becky Bach

Round Hill

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