Community Briefs: Santa Flies in, Chips for Kids Toy Drive, Support the Snowboard team | SierraSun.com

Community Briefs: Santa Flies in, Chips for Kids Toy Drive, Support the Snowboard team

Take your kids to the Truckee-Tahoe Airport on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. and watch Santa fly in on a small plane. Enjoy hot chocolate and yummy holiday treats. Visit with Santa. Special holiday gifts for the kids! Sponsored by Truckee-Tahoe Airport; The Flying Doctors; the Runway Cafe and First Five Nevada County.

The Truckee area office of the Califoria Highway Patrol will be participating in the “Chips for Kids” toy drive. You can help by taking a new, unwrapped toy to the Truckee office at 10077 State Route 89 South in Truckee through Dec. 19. The toys will be delivered to local disadvantaged children just before the holidays, under the umbrella of Truckee Community Christmas. for information, contact officer Steve Skeen at 582-7526.

Do your holiday shopping and help support the North Tahoe High Snowboard Team Snowboard Team (NTHS). A holiday gift sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 at Sawtooth Ridge Cafe, 877 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Shop from a selection of jewelry, accessories and gifts at below department and specialty stores prices. Most items range from $5 to $50. The NTHS Snowboard team relies on participant fees, Booster Club donations, fundraising and sponsors to fund our racing season. You can help our team and pick up some great gifts in the process. The NTHS Snowboard Team is your 2008 California State Champions. Call 583-7260.

The Truckee Noon Rotary Club is accepting applications from non-profit organizations to host the silent auction at next year’s annual Crab and Pasta Feed.

Each year the Truckee Rotary selects a local non-profit to run the silent auction at the annual Crab and Pasta Feed. The organization selected will receive all proceeds raised. Previously, groups have earned anywhere from $4,000 to $10,000 for their cause. The event will be held on March 14, 2008 at the Truckee Community Center, where Rotary will provide both the venue and bidding audience.

Potential candidates will be asked to present at the Truckee Rotary board of directors meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2008 for final selection. All interested non-profit groups must submit a letter to the Truckee Rotary board by Dec. 31. Letters should include the name of the non-profit organization, a request for consideration and an explanation of what the organization does for the community. The letter should also communicate to the Rotary the organization’s capability to secure donated items and set up and run the silent auction.

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Please mail your letter to Jody Poe, 16241 Edinburgh Dr., Truckee CA 96161, or fax to (530) 579-3203, or e-mail to cjpoe@mac.com. For information visit http://www.truckeerotary.org.