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Families enjoy carnival, money raised for Tahoe nonprofit

Emma Healy
Special to the Bonanza
Ava, Hawken and Brenner were among many local children who had tons of fun at last week's carnival.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — From Wednesday, July 29, to Sunday, Aug. 2, the California Carnival in Truckee brought many smiling faces, screaming ride-seekers and happy families together.

For 12 years, the carnival has been coming to Truckee and has continued to see improvements each year. With more participation from the community, an increase in rides,and the classic fair treats, the carnival is something to look forward to for many families in our community.

The California Carnival Company’s focus on families led them to partner with Incline Village nonprofit Tahoe’s Connection for Families. Each year, the carnival gives a portion of proceeds back to TCF, and the event has become TCF’s second largest annual fundraiser.

“It was great to see the carnival as an event for young families and something age-appropriate for toddlers in the Tahoe-Truckee community,” says Daniele Devens, AmeriCorps Member at TCF.

TCF is a parenting education and early childhood play center for infants and toddlers up to Kindergarten. TCF takes the guesswork out of parenting by providing families with the building blocks to develop their young children’s individual potential and future success through education and structured developmental play.

For more information, visit http://www.tcfkids.org, and see you next year at the carnival.

Emma Healy is Associate Director for Tahoe’s Connection for Families.