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Thanks to Kiwanis for their support

Editor:

Two very important causes and a club whose mission is to “Service to the Community While Enjoying Fun and Fellowship” all came together in collaboration for the good of all.

Kiwanians are individuals who give a little of their time and talents to make their communities and the world better places in which to live and work and it was to the benefit of these two very important non-profits who have the same passion!

Both “Between Horses and Humans” and “Suicide Prevention Network” would like to thank the many folks who were a part of the Eagles and Ag Benefit Concert sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley for their generosity and support. The outstanding support once again proves that the people of Carson Valley are truly committed to reaching out and healing hearts!

We want to applaud all the efforts of the club members in this wonderful service club! Our two non-profits were honored to be chosen this year as recipients of their benefit.

In all of the planning meetings, we were told that the one important thing that they wanted to achieve at this year’s event, was that everyone in attendance was to have a fun and enjoyable evening! Well, that is exactly what happened. We were not “horsing around” in that department! Both of these non-profits are involved with very serious issues in our community — suicide prevention and restoring self-esteem and self-love. These causes are very important to the health and well-being of our community as a whole and especially to the many children who are faced with life and personal challenges and situations. The financial support is crucial to these two organizations since both provide services free of charge to all participants. Healing hearts is a full time endeavor, which includes many volunteers who come together in support. As we all know, one cannot do it alone.

It was exciting to see this event did not cater just to one age group, but young and old alike. There were all ages dancing, singing and enjoying life while at the same time knowing how important it was for us to all come together in gratitude for the many hearts we have healed and hope to heal!

The message that we all took home from the evening was that every child, teen and adult issue matters. That we must give opportunities to all those we see in our homes, workplaces and neighborhoods. That every single one of us need to be given the chance to live a life filled with love, joy and hope. If you don’t feel like you make a difference in the world, how excited can you be about the things you do and the choices you make? If when you wake up in the morning you feel that what you do that day doesn’t matter anyway, then how committed or passionate can you be?

So, who would think a single event would reach out to so many who were just there to have a good time? Not only did they have a good time, they are now aware of how much good they are doing to help heal hearts of all ages, to support those hurting in our community.

Debbie Posnien

Barbara Slade

Carson Valley