Big thanks to volunteers

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The Lincoln Lions, in conjunction with the Salt Mine and Lighthouse Community Resource Center, would like to thank all of the volunteers who participated in our 2011 Christmas Basket program. With your help, we were able to serve 384 families in Lincoln and Sheridan, which included a total of over 800 children, ages 2- to 14-years-old. Unfortunately, as Lincoln has grown, so have the number of families in need. This has necessitated the Lions Club reaching out to the community for help. The following individuals and organizations were instrumental in making this year’s effort a tremendous success. Thank you to the Marines’ Toys for Tots program and staff led by Frank Neves, Frankie Bullard and the Gladding McBean employees, Robert and Scott Weygandt’s super facility, Eric Long and the Salt Mine team, Western Placer Unified Schools and district office staff, Lincoln High School varsity baseball team and coaches, the Life House Church, Twelve Bridges Middle School boys’ basketball team and coaches, Target staff, Lincoln Hills Lions Club, Kitty Sutcliff’s Girl Scouts team, Raley’s Supermarket, Lowe’s, Karen Roberts, Lori Reitman and her Glen Edwards Middle School student service program, Mary McQueen and her student group from Lincoln High School, local LDS contributions and team, Isabelle Keeling’s team from Creekside Oaks Elementary School, Police Chief Paul Shelgren’s PAL organization, many volunteers two months prior to the Dec. 17 distribution day, the individuals who sent in financial support to assist with food and, finally, the Lincoln Amateur Radio Club members who safely directed traffic to and from the event. Christmas time is about giving one’s talents and gifts to those who are in need. The Lincoln Lions Club is proud of the community’s efforts to bring joy to those individuals and families that welcomed the opportunity to share in this blessed time of year. Bob Noyes for Lincoln Lions Club