Community Thanks December 26, 2010
FOOD: Drive is a blessing
ElderHelp wishes to thank all of our friends, families and wonderful volunteers for their dedication and devotion to our local seniors and making this year's holiday food drive a fabulous success.
Thank you for "Being a Blessing on Purpose."
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
ELDERHELP OF NORTH IDAHO
FOOD: Lone Wolf gives back
A big thank you to Lone Wolf Harley Davidson of Coeur d'Alene for their consistent and generous support of Heart of the City Church's Food Bank. They have given thousands of dollars the last two years to benefit the hurting and hungry of Kootenai County. The owners, Greg and Beth Ernst, are shining stars in our community.
DONATION: Funds go to the animals
I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who made a donation to the Concerned People for Animals Fundraiser. I would also like to thank both the Super 1 in Post Falls and in Coeur d'Alene for letting me use their store front to run the fundraiser.
CPA is an organization that primarily helps people with low cost spays and neuters and also stocks a Pet Food Bank which is part of the Rathdrum Food Bank.
When I visited them to drop off the pet food that was donated to the fundraiser, I was sad to see the shelves were empty. I would like to encourage any that can maybe drop off a bag of cat or dog food, or even a few cans of food, to do so. You are not only helping to feed the animals, but you are helping those who are struggling to keep their pets in times of financial burden. It can help someone keep their cat or dog, and not have to surrender them to our already over crowded shelters. Thank you again for your support. It was a very rewarding experience. Merry Christmas.
PLANTS: Sale was a success
The students at New Vision High School would like to thank the community and Post Falls Press for the support you gave us this year with our annual poinsettia sale.
We sold all of the poinsettias within three hours, which is our best one-day sales record ever. The class has never sold out the first day.
We are sorry for those who did not get a poinsettia this year. Hopefully we will be able to offer a larger supply next year. Again, we would like to thank you for taking the time to come out and support us in these hard economic times.
New Vision student
DENTAL: Teens get free care
Panhandle Health District's Oral Health program recently provided 57 area teens with free dental screenings, fluoride varnishes, dental sealants, referrals, education and door prizes. Kids were grateful for the services and excited about the prizes, which they all were able to receive thanks to the generosity of the following businesses:
Applebees, Baskin and Robbins, Borders Books, Claires, Dominoes Pizza, Hayden Cinema 6, Little Caesars, Long Ear, PacSun, Papa Murphys, Pizza Hut, Pretzel Maker, Silverwood, Skate Plaza, Sunset Bowling, TCBY, Timberline Trading Co. and TriplePlay.
I'd also like to extend thanks to dental hygienist Tiffany Dixon, who donated her time to help PHD's two dental hygienists serve all the teens. A special thanks to the following dentists for their donations of vouchers for cleaning and restorative care:
Cornerstone Dental (Dr. Marty Hann), Dr. Cheri Bloom, Dr. Timothy LaBrosse, Dr. Ryon Schofield and Drs. Kent McVey and Geffrey Thompson at Coeur d'Alene Dental Center.
The two dental parties for teens were a huge success thanks to the help from our partners at Project Safe Place and nurses in local schools who made sure kids who needed the dental services knew about them. What a great community!
Panhandle Health District
HOSPICE: Came into our lives
Thank you Hospice, you came into our lives when we really needed you.
Thank you so much for the assistance you have provided to my husband and me, always saying call us first we'll be there. I hope my husband and I will need you for a very long time, also thank you Doctor Drury for seeing the need for Hospice care, so many caring people out there.
One more thank you to the man at the gas station that showed this dumb old lady in the gray pick up how to work the gas pump, I think I've got it.
SPONSORS: Help provide programs
On behalf of the Coeur d'Alene Recreation Department we would like to take this time to thank all our 2010 youth sponsors. Without these sponsors we would not be able to provide affordable youth recreation programs to the children in this community. Many of them sponsor numerous teams and/or activities. We encourage you to frequent these businesses to show your appreciation for their support. During this time of economic challenges let us support our community by shopping local:
Adirondack Community Trust, Allegra, All Pro Appliance, Amendola & Doty, American Mower & Saw, American Legion Post 14, American Legion Auxiliary 14, Ancient Lake Acupuncture, Arborpro Lawn & Tree Care, Avalanche Insurance Agency, Doc Beaton, Big Bear Landscaping, Campbells Nursery, Cannon Hill Industries, Carpenters Local 1691, Cd'A Auto Care, Cd'A Concrete Cutting, Cd'A Eagles Aerie 486, Cd'A Elks, Cd'A Eye Care, Cd'A Firefighters Association, Cd'A Kiwanis Club, Cd'A Oddfellows, Cd'A Press, Cd'A Sting Soccer Club, Center Partners - Coeur d'Alene, Center Partners - Post Falls, Chiropractic Pain Relief, The Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur Lumber Group, Coldwell Banker-Fred Sharp, Competitive Fitness & Physical Therapy, Country Log Furniture, Dave Smith Motors, D.L. White Construction, Dr. Dance Dentistry for Kids, Dennys, Doc Beaton, Dr. Bryan Dryden Dentistry, Dr. Chaffee Orthodontics, Drechsel Bros. Farms, Electric Crayon LLC, Energy, English Funeral Chapels , Eversons Jewelry, Fort Ground Grill, Farmers Insurance-David Lunceford, Fratelli Salon, Law Office of Erika Grubbs, Global Credit Union, Grace Tree Service, Hagadone Directories, Hallmark Homes, Harris Dean Insurance, Heart Clinics Northwest, H.I.P. Salon, Holiday Inn Express, Idaho Fence, Idaho Trust Bank, Inland Petstop/Hidden Fence, Integrated Personnel, Interstate Concrete, Interstate Office Supply, Ironman Safe, Jaeger-Curtis Orthodontics, Jan Jesberger Insurance, Kimmel Athletic Supply, Knudtsen Chevrolet, Koerners Furniture, Kootenai County Deputy Sheriffs, Kootenai Electric, Lake City Auto Body, Lake City Booster Club, Lake City Electric, Lake City Heating & Cooling, Lakeside Pediatrics, Las Palmitas Restaurant, Legends Sports Photography, Lock Doctor, Lutheran Church of Master, Mainstream Electric, McDonalds, Mission Investment Fund, Modern Glass Co., Moss Family Dentistry, Mountain Upholstery, N.I.B.C.A., Navimation, Norms Detailing, North Idaho Business Journal, North Idaho College, North Idaho Lung & Asthma, North Idaho Physical Therapy, Oakland Plumbing & Heating, Panhandle State Bank, Papa Murphys, Parkside Fitness, Patrick J. Mullen, Paul Bunyan Pak Out, Perfection Cleaning & Restoration, Pioneer Title, Pita Pit, Polin & Young Construction, Point West Landscape, Pride Electric, Quest Integration, RR Bradley & Associates, Range NW, Relief Workers Massage, Reliable Towing, The Repo Shack, River City Animal Hospital, Riverview Landscape, Rockwood Kidney Center, Roletto Law Office, Runge Furniture, Schaffers Towing, Soccer Tots, Skyhawks, Solar Eclipse, Specialty Tree Service, Stateline Storage, Steel Structures America, Sunset Animal Hospital, TCBY, TGC Electric, Tamarack Lawn & Garden Service, Thorco, Tims Special Cut Meats, Tiny Toybox Films, Toothacres Family Dental, Treescapes, Triple L Plumbing, Tri-State, Consulting Engineers, Uniroyal, VFW Post 889, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Waste Management of Idaho, Wild West Log Furniture and Yates Funeral Home.
An additional thank you goes out to all those coaches that have volunteered this past year and in previous years. In todays busy world we appreciate the commitment you make to our players and parents on these teams.
The Coeur d'Alene Recreation Department
VISIONS: Made Christmas brighter
Thanks to Spirit Lake seniors, friends, relatives and Blanchard Quilters, Spirit Lake Visions made Christmas brighter for 25 families with more than 60 children!
When we five members of Visions received word from the Pappy Boyington Detachment of the U.S. Marine Reserve (I hope I got that name right) that due to their straitened circumstances they would be able to provide only for those Kootenai County residents who could make the one or two trips to Coeur d'Alene to apply for Toys For Tots, we were understanding but panicked. Last year they provided gifts for more than 44 children in more than 17 families here and many of them were from Bonner County.
You folks came through like real troopers. Twenty-seven families of children under 12 from this side of the line were able to apply in Coeur d'Alene. As always Visions provided gifts for 13-18-year-olds around here.
You made quilts, hats, scarves to keep the rascals warm, provided lots of toys we were short on and cash so we could provide specialized gifts like long mens' tube socks for a wheelchair-bound youngster to put under his braces. Spirit Lake Pawn also gave each family gift certificates.
In addition to our gifts for kids we also have a Santa Shop where children ages 2 to 18 can donate a can of food for the food bank (optional) buy a gift each for mom and dad (limit 2) and this is really popular. Judy Towles, for one, made a dozen or so kitchen hand towels. We wrap the gifts too.
Now many of you had so much fun helping this year you've asked what you could do for next year. So here is some ideas mens' socks and mens' gifts for the Santa Shop - either new or gently used. We'll be happy to accept most anything in good or new condition. We have storage space for it all year so watch for sales. We can also use help with filling bags and distribution like Ken and Darnel have done the last two years.
Thanking you again - Verla Reed, Ginger Seely, Madeleine Jarvis, Debbie Sawley and Joy Porter.
We apologize if we missed any of our helping angels but we're still euphoric with what was done.
JOY H. PORTER