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Thank you to our supporters

The Oakley Valley Arts Council would like to thank those good people who supported our productions and concerts in 2017. You have made it possible for this non-profit to be self-supporting for many years. Thank you to those who participate, who donate many hours and share their talents on stage and behind the scenes and make this a feel-good experience.

This year OVAC had a roof leak on Howell’s Opera House stage and asked for help to put a new roof on. The last roof weathered the storms since the late 1980s. Through grants, donations from individuals and donations from area businesses, our roofing crew was able to get started on a new roof. Only some extra flashing is left to finish when the weather allows. Thank you for helping us to not be “Singin’ in the Rain” on stage in 2018!

With appreciation to: Burley Lions Club; First Federal Savings Bank; Northern Stone; Zion’s Bank; Redder’s Showkase; Morgan Rolling Flags; Kloepfer Concrete; Packaging Specialities of Idaho Inc.; Golden Valley Warehouses; Westfall and Westfall CPA’s; Steve Garn; Walter Graham; Val Garn; Veronica Wilde; Norm Rayburn; Kyle and Laurell Adams; Judy Child; Betty Carlson; Betty Reas; Harris family; James and Valerie Callow; private donors; Seth Larson Construction; and the Idaho Heritage Trust who supports this preservation project. Also appreciation to Project Mutual Television for a grant to repair the upstairs west wall and ceiling.

OVAC continues to promote the arts in our valley and preserve the 1907 Opera House. Thank you to all for something good in this world we now live in.

Oakley Valley Arts Council

Interlink Volunteer Caregivers grateful for grants

On behalf of Interlink Volunteer Caregivers, we would like to thank the Fund Advisers of the Kissler Family Foundation Philanthropic Gift Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation for selecting us to receive the most recent generous grant. The funds will be used as mileage reimbursement for our wonderful volunteers as they use their own vehicles to provide transportation to our elderly, disabled and chronically ill citizens to health-related appointments.

IVC’s volunteers are the backbone of our organization. They allow the vulnerable people IVC serves to remain independent while continuing to live in their own homes where they desire to be.

IVC appreciates the Kissler Family Foundation Philanthropic Gift Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation for recognizing the need to provide such a critical service as transportation for those who can no longer drive, so they may have the opportunity to access healthcare.

Also, thanks to the Twin Falls Health Initiatives Trust Board, which once again illustrated its passion to help people in Twin Falls County by awarding a grant to help our vulnerable, elderly and disabled citizens. You have literally given many of our friends and neighbors the “gift of home!” Thanks for believing in the work we do and the people we serve.

Edie Schab, executive director, Interlink Volunteer Caregivers

Thanks from Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor wishes to thank everyone in the community for all their generous donations.

The Boy Scouts of America for their food drives.

On Sept. 29, the Christian Bands for their concert and the family from Shoshone for their food drive.

The Brickhouse and Event Center for the Halloween spook house fundraiser. The employees, community, Falls Brand and Kiwi Loco for food at the event, hay bales for decorations and the family from Boise volunteering for the spook house.

The members of POW/MIA for their generous donation of Thanksgiving dinner at Safe Harbor. Steve deep fried the turkeys. Dale and Tony Everts with POW/MIA and the Christian Motorcycle Association and the volunteers from Calvary Chapel in Buhl and Gooding.

On Dec. 12, Culver’s allowed us to have a fundraiser at their restaurant. It was very successful. We wish to thank all the patrons who donated.

The Lutheran ladies from Kimberly for their donations of stockings for Christmas. They were very well received. The handmade items from an anonymous donator for Christmas.

The CSI Diesel Automotive Department for potatoes.

Falls Brand, Kiwi Loco and Mi Pueblo have been generous donators for fundraisers and meals.

All these donations allow Safe Harbor to be able to provide food boxes to people in need and for Thursday evening 6 p.m. and Sunday 5 p.m. meals and Community Outreach program, at 213 Fifth Ave. S., Twin Falls.

Oleta O. Bybee, secretary, Safe Harbor

Thank you to Glanbia

On behalf of the all-volunteer staff and the board of directors of Helping Hearts and Hands in Gooding, we would like to thank the Glanbia Charity Challenge and Glanbia for the very generous donations they made to us. We are able to continue to meet the food needs of many families in Gooding, Wendell and Bliss. 2017 is our 10th anniversary year! We continue to thrive and serve others, only because of the generosity of others such as Glanbia. Thank you and God bless you!

Cindi Canine, Gooding

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