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Kudos & Kindness

The Lake Tahoe Historical Society thanks all those who made the fifth annual Garden Tour a success.

First, thanks to the garden owners: Lois Lugonja, Juanita and David Brock, Charlena and Flipper Manchester, Shelby and Bill Kolstad, Lisa and Jim Brockett, Beata and Eric Jarvis, and Diane and Phil Weidinger.

Special thanks also to Harveys/Harrah’s for refreshments, the Dream Spirit Baroque Band for music, the Jarvis Gallery for artwork and the logo, and the Widowed Persons Association.

Ticket sales were by Aspen Hollow Nursery, Tahoe Outdoor Living, Nels Garden Supply, Sunbasin Nursery and the museum staff. Thanks to the nurseries for advertising in our program, along with the Tahoe Art League and the Tahoe Daily Tribune’s contribution.

We received media help from KMountain, RSN, KTHO and KOWL. And Kellogg Garden/ Dr. Earth Products donated products.

Much applause to the Garden Tour Committee of the Lake Tahoe Historical Society as well as those who toured the gardens.

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Carolyn Meiers, Peggy Bourland-Madison and Diane Johnson, Lake Tahoe Historical Society

The Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation wants to thank all the participants of Rhythms and Wine 2008. More than 200 people attended, and the event raised more than $29,000 for the foundation’s annual fund that supports programs, equipment, and student scholarships.

Vintners attended from the Amador Vintner’s Association and the El Dorado Winery Association, including Deaver Vineyards, Shenandoah Vineyards, Sobon Estate, Vino Noceto, Chateau Rodin, Colibri Ridge Winery & Vineyard and Holly’s Hill Vineyard. Local restaurants taking part included Bistro Danielle, Claire’s Cuisine, Fremont Bistro, Nephele’s, Thai One On, Zephyr Cove Restaurant, LTCC’s Culinary Arts Department and the El Dorado County Jail Culinary Arts. Student performances included music and dancing.

Rhythms and Wine is the foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year and is only possible through the generosity of our community.

Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation

I wanted to send out a huge thank you to Ernie’s Restaurant and to everyone who made my fundraiser possible.

I have been suffering from a rare liver disease for more than 15 years, then about two years ago I went into end-stage liver failure (at the age of 37). I have been on the transplant waiting list at UC Davis and Stanford for more than two years. Every time my husband and I have run into money problems, people would step up to help us. The same thing happened this time. My family and friends put on a fundraiser, and it felt like the whole community showed up.

The money we raised will be so helpful in paying for Cobra and other bills that come up (groceries and gas for doctor’s appointments). We thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

Stacey and Gary Ballard

NAMI wishes to thank Kathy Sharp with the South Tahoe Public Utility District for organizing a volunteer group to help us furnish an apartment for a person who was previously homeless.

The district employees regularly help NAMI during the holidays, but we had an unusual request, and they quickly stepped forward to help this person transition into an apartment.

A pillowtop twin bed, vacuum cleaners, lamp, sheets/comforters, pots and pans, silverware, clothing, cleaning supplies and dishes were part of the treasure, along with a $100 gift certificate to The Attic and a $100 gift certificate to Safeway.

A special thank you to Kathy Sharp, Jay and Mary Alsbury, Heidi Donovan, Dennis Cocking, Nancy Hussmann, Carolyn Thiesen, Michael Sharp and Laurie from Lahontan.

These gifts have made this person’s move an amazing experience from having nothing for the apartment to being able to live comfortably in his new home.

NAMI South Lake Tahoe