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Community Briefs: Tourism grants, Elegant Affair

Getting sweeter all the time

Soroptimist International of Truckee-Donner is holding its Annual See’s Candy Sale now through Nov. 24. What a great way to get a start on your holiday shopping while supporting a local nonprofit organization. See’s Candy is the perfect gift for everyone on your list including family members, business associates, customers, vendors, delivery drivers and teachers. For more information or to place your order, please contact Lil Schaller at 550-5007.

Soroptimist is an international volunteer service organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. For more information about Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, please contact President Alissa Just at 587-6681 ext. 11.

Chamber offers tourism grants

Applications to apply for tourism event grant funding for the year 2009 are now available through the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. Here is a way to receive funds for promotional coverage.

A total of $10,000 is available for allocation. Both nonprofit and for profit event producers are eligible to apply. Events must be held within Truckee town limits. Applications must include a description of the event, a budgetary breakdown, local economic impact, a media and advertising plan, and other specifics. In order to receive funding, each applicant must show proof of insurance and prepare an accounting of all money allocated. Criteria includes tourism draw, overnight accommodations attributed to the event, time of the year and out-of-area promotional and media campaigns.

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The Chamber’s Tourism Committee will rate them on a variety of criteria to decide on the recipients.

Applications can be picked up at the chamber office at 10065 Donner Pass Road in the Depot, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Completed applications must be returned by Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, no later than 5 p.m. Call 587-2757 for more information.

Tres elegant, mon cherie

The North Tahoe Boosters Club hosts the 32nd annual wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres event, An Elegant Affair, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Boatworks Mall on Friday, Nov. 21. This event is a great opportunity to visit your friends and neighbors while supporting a good cause. Black tie optional, tickets are $65 and available at Pete ‘n Peters, Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique, The Store and Sports Tahoe. Visa and MasterCard phone orders also. Fore more information contact Nina at 581-1265.

Keep it moving, locals!

Truckee and North Lake Tahoe residents, employees and property owners are eligible to purchase a “Local Sticker,” which assists westbound access on Interstate 80 between Reno and Truckee-Tahoe during winter storm periods. The sticker also assists Donner Summit residents with access on Old Highway 40 during winter road closures. Stickers are $10 each and are available at the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and North Tahoe Visitor Centers in Incline Village and Tahoe City. They are valid for the life of your windshield and must be permanently placed on the lower left-hand corner of the windshield. For information call the TNT/TMA at 581-3922.