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Community Thanks November 7, 2010

| November 7, 2010 8:00 PM

EVENT: Raised more than $4,000

The 2nd Annual Cardboard Box City for Family Promise of North Idaho was billed as a "rain or shine" event, because those without a home do not have a choice of where to sleep depending upon the weather. FPNI had the good fortune of having a rain-free event on Oct. 8 in the midst of a week-long deluge!

More than $4,000 in donations and pledges was raised to shelter and sustain homeless families. The event included families with children, singles, youth groups and parent child combinations spending a brisk North Idaho night in a cardboard box. Donations came from Canada to California. Maribel Martinez won the "Most Artistic Box Home" award, while Lauren Cuvala was honored for raising the most money for FPNI with $500. The McClure family took top honors in the most-money-raised-by-a-group award with $710.

Special recognition to those who had a significant role in making the Cardboard Box City such a success: Kyle Lorang - Overnight security; Tim Frahm - FPNI Board Member, Overnight security; Earl Kendle, FPNI Board Member, and wife, Jan; Neal Schaefer - Host and chaperone; Mike Rima, Rick Croyle, Rodney Wright and Judy Brezedine - Lake City Community Church staff; Gayreth Walden, FPNI Board Member and donation pick up; Ami Holden and Indie Manning - Artistic judge; Angel Miles - Overnight host; Serena Smith - FPNI Board Member, Fundraising Events, Hosting and planning; and Melissa Owens - FPNI staff. Joining in the effort to make the CBBC such a success were Davis Donuts - donuts; Pyramid Printing and Skate Shop - T-shirts, A-Z Rental - canopy; and Silvaris Corporation - $200 corporate donation.

We look forward to next year's Cardboard Box City and, again, thank all supporters, staff and participants for supporting our mission to shelter and sustain homeless families in Kootenai County.

Sincerely,

CINDY WOOD

Executive Director

Family Promise of North Idaho

DINNER: Thanks for support

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 149 in Athol would like to thank the following businesses and the community in general for all their support on our Oct. 30 A.B.C. Food Bank Dinner. Special thanks to: Northwoods Vet Hospital in Athol; Merritt Bros. Lumber Co. In Athol; Amy Spoelstra Family Chiropractic in Coeur d'Alene; Country Boy Cafe in Athol; Little Town Market, KKJ'S Pizza, Jimmy C's - all in Athol; Norma Jean and Dean Knowles in Bayview; and of course all the Auxiliary members who donated food and time.

Extra special thanks to all who attended our sold-out dinner.

DONNA LOPEZ

Vice-president

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 149

PROTEST: Efforts kept students safe

The Associated Students of North Idaho College would like to thank the Coeur d'Alene Law Enforcement and community members for their positive efforts during the Westboro Baptist Church protest. Your efforts helped keep the students safe, while letting their beliefs shine through. Our motto was and is "Unite Against Hate" and we achieved this. With your help we were able to showcase that North Idaho College is supportive and proud of its diversity. Thank you, from the Associated Students of North Idaho College.

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE

Coeur d'Alene

POST FALLS: Shows hospitality

On Nov. 2, the Post Falls Kiwanis Club hosted the Harlem Ambassadors professional show basketball team for a night of high-flying slam dunks, hilarious comedy and feel-good family entertainment.

The Harlem Ambassadors would like to extend a special thank you to event organizers Nancy Conley and Louise Gillespie who planned and promoted the game. The Kiwanis Klassics proved to be an energetic and enthusiastic challenging team and we thank all of the players for their good sportsmanship. The event would not have been possible without the support and generosity of local community sponsors, the Post Falls Kiwanis Club members and the event volunteers.

The Harlem Ambassadors thank the community of Post Falls for its warm hospitality and look forward to returning to Post Falls in the future!

Best regards,

DALE MOSS

President

Harlem Ambassadors

Fort Collins, Colo.

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