Friends of the Tahoe Forest Hospice open thrift store |

Friends of the Tahoe Forest Hospice open thrift store

Friends of the Tahoe Forest Hospice would like to see the hospice program continue in its success by opening a thrift store. The idea is to recycle clothing to ensure a steady cycle of funding and support for hospice in the Truckee-Tahoe area.

“The hospice has only been around for one year and we’re trying to give them a big boost,” said Loretta Colburn of Friends of Hospice.

In an attempt to get enough seed money to start a thrift shop, Friends of Hospice will host a variety of fund-raising events. On Nov. 3, a gala evening of wine and cheese tasting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in The Chaparral Room at Northstar-at-Tahoe.

A silent auction and raffle will be included, as well as a performance by Clay Jenkinson, who will portray Thomas Jefferson, founding father, patriot and third U.S. President. His performance is being underwritten by Cabona’s, Jackass Ridge and their staff. The silent auction and raffle will include original art by well-known local artists.

Tickets cost $35 and can be purchased at Eagle Mortgage (in the DMV Plaza) and raffle tickets can be purchased at Cabona’s, Jackass Ridge, and Florian’s Fine Wines and Specialty Foods.

Proceeds from the evening will be used to start a local thrift store to provide continuing support for Hospice programs.

Tahoe Forest Hospice provides medical, spiritual, emotional and bereavement support for terminally ill patients and their families in Truckee-Tahoe and surrounding areas.

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