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Community rallies in support of Family Resource Center of Truckee

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee Police Chief Adam McGill, School Superintendent and Chief Learning Officer Dr. Rob Leri, and Town Manager Tony Lashbrook joined forces in supporting the Family Resource Center of Truckee, drawing the winners for this summer's fundraising raffle.

FRC Executive Director Nicole Todd Bailey said the Summer Fund Drive brought in more than $5,000 to support the operating needs of the Center and its programs.

"The FRC helps over 1,000 households each year with everything from child development and parent education, to legal assistance and mental health advocacy. The board, staff and I are very pleased to have the community's support in such a strong way," said Bailey. "While it is only small part of our annual funding, local contributions like this are very important to us."


Winning the grand prize, a $1,000 shopping spree at the Truckee Hometown SEARS Store, was Marianne Ramirez. Gerrie Lilley won first prize, a $500 Weber Spirit 310 BBQ Grill, donated by Mountain Hardware and Sports. Jim Simon won second prize, an Apple TV Internet device donated by the Bailey Family.

Raffle sponsors Charlie Riley, owner of the Truckee Hometown SEARS and FRC board member, and Doug Wright, Mountain Hardware and Sports, president and general manager, were in attendance at the Sept. 30 drawing. The drawing was held at the Truckee Town Hall and marked the end of the summer-long fund drive.

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"There are a large number of community members who helped make this happen. I could not have asked for better partners than Doug Wright and Mountain Hardware and Sports, the Bailey Family, Carmen Carr, and the FRC board," said Riley. "We also appreciate the support we received from the SEARS Hometown Stores Organization, the local Chamber of Commerce, TIP Printing, and media groups including the Sierra Sun and 101.5FM radio here in Truckee. Thanks to business sponsorships, 100 percent of every dollar in ticket sales will go directly to the FRC."

The FRC Summer Fund Drive was a community effort that included ticket sales by the Sunrise Rotary Club at Truckee Thursdays, Truckee Boy Scout Troop 267 (spearheaded by Sonya and Dave Huggins), Stones Tires, Paco's Bike and Ski and Truckee Auto Glass Express.

FRC board members also helped sell raffle tickets to raise funds and increase awareness of the FRC and its programs. Board President Carmen Carr expressed her gratitude to everyone helping with the fundraiser. "Our organization is committed to promoting the social and economic success of our community. We do this by providing education, mobilizing resources and advocating for change. This is only possible through the Truckee community's very generous help and partnership."

For more information contact Riley at 530-210-3627 or and Bailey at 530-550-5236 or

The Family Resource Center of Truckee is located at 11695 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Visit