Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
August 22, 2017
Thank you for successful Celebrity Waiter Luau
This summer FISH (Friends In Service Helping) held its 4th Annual Celebrity Waiter Luau and expanded this Carson Valley fundraiser to two separate nights! This event was a huge success do to the willingness and generosity of our community! I would like to extend a big thank you to all of our waiters: Rich Sheldrew (Golden Pineapple Recipient, Thursday night); Christ Degenhart- Coldwell Banker (Golden Pineapple Recipient, Friday night); Linda Dibble and Linda Gronewold- Main Street Gardnerville Flower Committee; Sara Adler- NAMI Western Nevada; Tara Schmidt; Bobbi Thompson –Minden-Tahoe Airport; Connie Billington- Main Street Minden; Justin Clouser- Clouser, Hempen, Wasick Law Group; Lois Wray- The Pink House, Biofilm; Pastor Jim Beilstein; Eddie Dimock- Stampede Pest Control; Bryton Lewis- Neddenreip Financial; Helen Kennedy; Gary Borst- Keller Williams-Group One; Chad Shephard – Smith's; Evelia Duncan- NAMI Rural Latino Outreach; Laura Carrion- United Federal Credit Union; Connie Richardson; Jake Fair- ON Q Financial; Jason Birch- Ticor Title; Jan Vandermade- Carson Valley Visitors Authority; Kathleen Contento; Shawnyne Garren; Barry Smith – Starbucks Roasting Plant; John Raker- State Farm Insurance; Dr. Chris Blaha- Motion Spine and Sport and Chiropractic Clinic; Priscilla Mott- Designing Interiors; and Damon Stokes and Steve Smaha – Live Out Loud!
Additionally, I would like to thank all of our sponsors that donated to our two nights of raffles: 1862 David Wally's, Carson Valley Inn, Precision Diamonds, Carson Valley Country Club, Coldwell Banker, Napa Sonoma South, United Federal Credit Union, Basecamp Pizza, Déjà vu Salon, Ski Run Boat, Ticor Title, Azul's Latin Kitchen, Carson Valley Visitors Authority, Genoa Lakes, Motion Spine and Sport and Chiropractic Clinic, Distinct Interiors, Smith's, Live Out Loud, Judy Sheldrew ESQ, MSG Flower Committee, Freshies, Philadelphia Restaurant, PJ's Restaurant, Reno Aces, Pine Cone Resort, Reno 1868 FC, Terry Taylor Investigations, The Pink House, Biofilm, On Q Financial, Carson Valley Golf, Stampede Pest Control, Les Schwab, Garth Richards, Lori Bagwell, Honeysuckle Hair Salon, Bently Ranch, The Corner Bar, Connie Richardson, Julio's Restaurant, Eric Park, DDS, Keller Williams- Group One, and Minden-Tahoe Airport.
We could not have done these evenings without the Marie Stokes and her wonderful staff at David Walley's, our musician Doug Lubushkin, photographer James Glover and our volunteers: Gini Dower, Jodi Wass- Center for Hope and Healing, Robin Reedy, Julie Tittle, Devon Wirtz, Liz Patterson and the support of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and The Record-Courier!
The Luau proceeds went to help FISH offer a 'hand-up' to needy children and their families, veterans, and seniors on fixed incomes in our community. The Ranchos Family Service Center (RFSC) at 921 Mitch Drive in the Ranchos assists with basic needs including clothing, furniture, food, utility assistance, dental care plus referrals. The RFSC is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The phone number is (775) 265-3474.
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