Monthly Archives: September 2011

Nonprofits and Targhee team up to reward volunteers; we ALL benefit

Teton Valley’s nonprofits continue to amaze me, especially how they work together with businesses and with other groups to make good things happen for our community.

Like this weekend’s Health and Wellness Festival. Like the new Art Walk in Driggs, sponsored by the Teton Valley Foundation; the next one, BTW, is October 7, and then TVF’s Oktoberfest is Oct. 8 in Victor.

Of course, autumn’s not the only time this happens — it takes place ALL YEAR around here! Serving on the board of the Community Foundation of Teton Valley for the past year, and working as the event coordinator for this summer’s Tin Cup Challenge, has only amped up my familiarity with the generosity of individuals and companies…..

Just received a notice the Teton Regional Land Trust — they’re doing a great “get your hands dirty” project clearing fence from land next to the Teton River on Saturday, October 1st. We’ll be away, but I wanted to share this anyway — it illustrates SO MUCH about this beautiful place we live.

The Land Trust–one of my favorite local causes– is again looking for volunteers. As part of the “Targhee in the Community” program, each TRLT volunteer will receive a free lift ticket for Grand Targhee’s 2011-2012 season for giving six to eight hours to this specific project.

Targhee’s innovative effort has already helped those who helped Friends of the Teton River, Teton Valley Trails and Pathways, the Community School, the Chamber of Commerce, and many other groups this year. Each nonprofit must apply to be part of the program, and have its effort approved. Volunteers can earn up to a maximum of two tickets during the season.

What a great thing! Peter and I were hiking up at the resort a couple weeks ago, and I saw the big sign (by the downstairs bathrooms) that explains this program. Three cheers for Grand Targhee’s continuing efforts to support Teton Valley, in ways that extend to everyone.

See the Land Trust website for more details, and RSVP to the Land Trust so they can plan for lunch and supplies by calling 208-354-8939 or dropping an e-mail to mari@tetonlandtrust.org.

And if you can’t assist this time, keep your eyes open for other opportunities! I’ll look forward to seeing you at another nonprofit project sometime soon.

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This was posted on a friend’s CaringBridge site.
WHAT CANCER CANNOT DO
Cancer is so limited.
It cannot cripple love.
Cancer cannot  shatter hope.
Cancer cannot corrode faith.
Cancer cannot destroy peace.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot suppress memories.
Cancer cannot silence courage.
Cancer cannot invade the soul.
Cancer cannot steal eternal life.
Cancer cannot conquer the Spirit.
Wishing this particular friend great peace, and the same to all who face this battle.  You know who you are.

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