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Kudos & Kindness

Provided to the TribuneThe "Best Dressed Duck" award went to "Ham and fried egg breakfast duck," from Bert's Cafe, decorated by Tracy and Marty Ketelson, at the Optimist Club's "Day in Paradise" Duck Races.

The Optimist Club’s “Day in Paradise” Duck Races and BBQ was a great success this year. The crowds gathered on June 20 to watch their favorite ducks race down the Upper Truckee River.

This year’s Duck Trophy winner is Ed Cook’s Tree Service. Ed’s duck sailed way ahead of the crowd in both the qualifying race and the finals to claim the title of “Duck Race Winner 2009.” Cook has donated the $1,500 grand prize to the STHS Sober Grad Night event.

Bert’s Cafe claimed the title of “Best Dressed Duck 2009” with the “Ham and fried egg breakfast duck.” Tracy and Marty Ketelson did the decorating, and their $100 prize donation was given to the Lake Tahoe BMX Association.

The community really enjoyed the food, music, games and all the fun created by the duck races, making the “Day In Paradise” event live up to its name.

Lynn Haen

Optimist Club

I am Eric Hellberg and was in charge of entertainment at the Relay For Life at Kahle Park on Aug. 8.

I would like to thank all the acts that performed and my students/other volunteers who helped set up and break down the equipment. You all did a great job and I couldn’t have done it without you. The Marshall brothers and Alan Mcleod, you always come through.

The acts were BJ Bjorum, Dave Medina Band, Lavish Green (blew the roof off the place), Lowell Wilson/Charlie Schofield, Brian Collins/Kyle Kirchubel (wow!) and our karaoke man, Troy, from Wall of Sound Inc. Thanks for your help in making the entertainment a success. Being a survivor, your participation means that much more to me.

Eric Hellberg

South Lake Tahoe

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