THANK YOU ...
... to Bogus Basin staff
The first Don Scott Diabetes Family Camp was held at Bogus Basin on Saturday, Sept. 29. Between families and volunteers, we had over 70 individuals at the camp. It was a fabulous day, and much of the credit goes to the Bogus staff Peg, Mo, Kerry and JJ for making the day so successful. They were amazing!
Its a challenging job to take a group of different ages and abilities through an entire day of outdoor activities and team building. Add children with type 1 diabetes and the challenges become even greater. The Bogus team took the challenges head on, were positive and energetic the entire time and provided an amazing experience for all of us.
Thank you to the staff and the Bogus organization for the great support and the leadership in helping provide a camp that promotes wellness and outdoor adventure for the entire family. What a gift to have such nice facilities in such a beautiful location, with a team of folks who obviously love what they do all in our backyard! Well be back in 2013.
LISA GONSER, Boise
... to kids camp supporters
The Isaiah Foundation, a nonprofit in Idaho City, wants to thank so many Statesman readers for supporting and attending our recent Closer to Heaven A Tour of Mountain Homes in the Idaho City Area event.
We had over 300 in attendance and far exceeded our fundraising goal of $7,500 for Mountain Kids Day Camp. All those who attended had a great time and enjoyed seeing sights in Idaho City they hadnt seen before. They were all friendly, grateful for the opportunity to see so many beautiful homes, and for the opportunity to help such a good cause: sending kids to camp.
A huge thank you to reporter Anna Webb and photographer Chris Butler for the excellent article on Sept. 1, which encouraged so many to attend. Over 70 volunteers helped out on the day of our event, and we can't thank them enough. We really appreciate all the support from the Treasure Valley community, and plan to do it again next year.
JENNIFER ALBAN, executive director, the Isaiah Foundation, Idaho City
... to Riverglen Ward
To the Relief Society of Riverglen Ward.
On behalf of the Ogata family, I would like to express our immense appreciation for allowing our family to have access to your ward and for providing us with an incredible luncheon. During this extremely difficult time, of losing my grandfather Gilbert Ogata Sr., you came to our aid and helped to alleviate one of the many duties and decisions that our family has had to face over the past week. You looked beyond our diverse faiths and looked inward to our need for compassion and strength. You helped to lift our spirits and your benevolence will not be soon forgotten. From all of us, we sincerely thank you.
SIIMONE MANSFIELD, Boise