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Downtown Truckee to usher in holidays

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Santa will arrive by Truckee Fire Department antique fire truck to the Nov. 22 downtown holiday festivities.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Don't miss kick off of the holiday season at the Annual Downtown Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Ceremony in historic downtown Truckee produced by the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association and Rotary Club of Truckee. Get in the spirit with the "Bud" Fish Tree lighting, Santa, hot chocolate, and caroling on Nov. 22.

Festivities will begin at 4 p.m. when elementary school children decorate Christmas trees on Donner Pass Road in historic downtown Truckee. At 4:30 p.m., Santa will arrive by Truckee Fire Department antique fire truck driven by Paul Spencer, Truckee Fire's Public Safety Officer.

The Bud Fish Tree Lighting Ceremony is slated for 5:15 p.m. in front of the train depot.

Bud Fish was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Truckee, and a longtime Truckee resident. Bud had an abiding commitment to his family, his profession (forester), and his community. For years he saw to it that Fibreboard provided the Christmas tree for downtown, and assembled a crew of volunteers to put it up and decorate.

Upon Bud's death, the Rotary Club of Truckee secured, planted, and dedicated a permanent Christmas tree downtown in his memory.

The Rotary Club partners with the American Cancer Society in welcoming the citizens of Truckee to the lighting of this memorial tree. Memorial tree ornaments can be purchased inside the Welcome Center for a donation to honor cancer survivors, or pay tribute to the lives lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight it.

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All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Truckee Tahoe.