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Soroptimist International presents community service grants

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Photos by Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune / Tahoe Arts Project Executive Director Peggy Thompson accepts a $2,000 grant for Performing Arts in the Schools.

Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe awarded $50,000 to 22 organizations at the South Shore during its recent 2005-2006 Community Service Grants presentation luncheon at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe is an organization for business and professional women dedicated to improving the quality of life in the community and throughout the world by providing service. Among the ways they meet this mission is by providing grants to help meet the needs in the community.

The recipients were introduced by Peggy Jenner, president; Lucie King, president-elect; and Karen Kurtzman, allocations committee chair.

As the recipients were announced representatives came forward to accept the grant, thank the service club for its support, and talk about how the money will be used.

The recipients are:

— South Lake Tahoe Branch Library. A $1,000 grant for the Changing Women’s Lives One Book at a Time program.

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— Lake Tahoe Community College Library. A $1,000 grant to support the Spanish Bilingual Children’s Literature program.

— Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra. A $500 grant for a Summer Reading Program.

— Lake Tahoe Community College Art Department. A $1,000 grant for the Art Gallery.

— Elementary Arts Program. A $1,000 grant for arts supplies for elementary schools.

— Douglas County Library. A $600 grant for the Children’s Classic Book project.

— Lake Tahoe Community College. A $1,000 grant for Kids’ College scholarships.

— Soroptimist International. A $1,000 grant for the SI Quadrennial Project Independence.

— Family Resource Center. A $1,500 grant for the Panalera Project.

— Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra. An $18,000 grant for the 2006 Community Scholarship Program.

— Tahoe Arts Project. A $2,000 grant to support 2005-06 Performing Arts in the School.

— Womenspace Unlimited. A $5,000 grant for the emergency domestic violence shelter.

— Christmas Cheer All Year. A $2,000 grant to provide food for people with inadequate kitchen facilities.

— Ordinary People meeting Extraordinary Needs. A $1,600 to provide health needs to clients.

— Sierra Recovery Center. A $1,600 grant for women’s transitional housing.

— Lake Tahoe Unified School District/El Dorado County Mental Health Department. A $2,000 grant for the Primary Intervention Program.

— Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. A $1,000 grant to subsidize the group’s activities.

— Lake Tahoe Unified School District. An $800 grant for the Drug Store Project.

— South Tahoe High School Grad Night Task Force. A $1,000 grant for Sober Grad Night.

— Special Olympics Team Tahoe. A $500 grant for Partners in Development.

— Tahoe Youth and Family Services. A $2,000 grant for play therapy equipment and supplies.

— Court Appointed Special Advocates. A $1,000 grant for enrichment funds for CASA youth.