Monday, April 21, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Pleased with writer and event

EDITOR:

We miss Pat Lakey up here on Slug Gulch Road but we’re grateful that her writing still graces the pages of the Mountain Democrat.

Her story about the MORE Art & Wine event was extremely effective in publicizing the event and was very generous in its description of the history of the Slug Gulch Red wine that was auctioned off Saturday night. Oakstone Winery has been an active supporter of these events since its founding, and we (the Smiths and the Ryans) were proud once again to be part of the success of the event.

Oakstone’s new owner, Liz Ryan, was in attendance and we understand that the case of Slug Gulch Red raised $650 at auction as part of the overall contributions to a very worthwhile cause — it shows how journalism and business can cooperate to create a substantial benefit for a good cause. We hope there will be an opportunity to recap the details of the event and credit all the supporters of MORE who helped make it a success.

JOHN SMITH
Founder, Oakstone Winery

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Discussion | 8 comments

  • Oh BrotherJanuary 24, 2014 - 9:40 am

    This event was so awesome! Had a great time and all of the arts and crafts were phenomenal. Part of my family from the Bay Area finally came this year and found out what I have been saying all along, great time had by all. Wonderful event. Thank you MORE for providing my brother with such success and belief in himself. All of the employees and volunteers are great!

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  • Oh BrotherJanuary 24, 2014 - 9:59 am

    test

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 24, 2014 - 9:43 am

    MORE is an excellent program.

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  • Pee WeeJanuary 24, 2014 - 6:06 pm

    Fran it's one of those nonprofits that collects millions from the county you warn everyone about. How'd you know this is a good one?

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 24, 2014 - 6:20 pm

    Pee Wee...I am a volunteer, and I help gather some of that money you are talking about...but I also ask questions...and I also believe what is told to me. I watch how the smaller nonprofits work up here...I dont do the bigger ones in El dorado. I have told people to watch where their donations go...are you allowed access to all financials? Can you as a volunteer, member, or donor attend any meeting? Questions--keep asking them. If anyone tells you to mind your own business...declare war. But these are my opinions. More came back to Pollock Pines for the chili cook off--and it wasnt just the volunteers, members, donors--it was also the people helped by the program...so you could ask them questions. And they love to share what they feel about their organization. Family members as well freely talk about their thanks to the program. thats what I look for.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 24, 2014 - 6:12 pm

    I have spoken with some of the families of MORE at various events and they all say the same things...they talk about their loved ones being treated with dignity. I went to their facility once--for a different reason and the people there were "happy." I ve spoken with some of the assistants to the adults....and they like their jobs. If there is something happening in the background...I dont hear it from the people/ and their families...most are just thankful for the guidance and help they receive. if you know something different...share.

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  • Pee WeeJanuary 25, 2014 - 10:36 am

    So again you're not against non-profits. Just the non-profits you don't volunteer for.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 25, 2014 - 11:43 am

    Pee Wee that was a interesting remark.. I support the Red Cross...I dont volunteer for them, the Shriners, waved at them a couple times in parades, Mouse lodge--I know some of them--nice people, Lions club,,,I even know some Druids and Masons.. Your point is ...what? I like the Rotary people --I dont volunteer for them. Senior groups/ vets...I could go on. St Judes...Special Olympics...a variety of local animal rescue places lololol Pee Wee...you find someone who has something saying that MORE is doing something dishonest-- let us know...I also do not volunteer for them. Just because I believe in some programs...doesnt mean I volunteer with them. and I could have believed in some--until I learned a different truth. Let us know about MORE. IMHO--it works here in El Dorado County. If you want--leave your email...and I will send a list of all the nonprofits I still believe in--until shown something different. Have a wonderful day.

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