Tahoe City Day to celebrate 150 years
August 5, 2013
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The bells will chime 150 times Thursday, Aug. 8, to commence the activities of the first "Tahoe City Day" and the celebration of Tahoe City's 150th anniversary.
It was on Aug. 8, 1863 the original survey of Tahoe City was officially filed.
Fifteen staunch community members with ties to Tahoe City's history will ring the bell of Christ the King Lutheran Church, atop Dollar Hill on Highway 28, 150 times at 8 a.m. This will launch a new tradition of "Tahoe City Day."
The bell ringing event is open to everyone, and refreshments will be served.
At 5 p.m. Tahoe City Day will continue with a Tahoe City Day Parade on the Lakeside Trail beginning at the Lighthouse Center Parking lot and proceeding to Commons Beach.
TC150 invites everyone in the community to participate. Dress up in your favorite old-timey costume and skate, walk, ride your bike or your golf cart, build a push-cart float, create a drill team, form a band, or be a clown. Use your imagination to come up with something historic and funny.
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The parade will continue from Commons Beach to the Tahoe City Golf Course for the Tahoe City Town Party. Beginning at 5:30, the entire town is invited to celebrate Tahoe City's birthday with a "BBQ, Bar and Band."
A hamburger or hot dog dinner will be available for $10. There will be a no-host bar, staffed by the Tahoe City Golf Course bartenders. Birthday cakes, baked by North Tahoe High School student Alina Sabah will be enjoyed by all.
During and following dinner, party goers will be treated to music by the local band Groove Foundry.
Sponsored by The Tahoe Gal, Groove Foundry is a seven-piece jazz band featuring a smokin' horn section, guitar, electric bass, organ/keyboard, percussion and drums. The band features the lead-combo team of powerhouse tenor saxman Todd Mather, and the unique low-brass sizzle of Nak on trombone.
For information call Ruth Schnabel at 530-583-7167.