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SnowFest! thanks community and volunteers

Pam Pokorny
Special to the Sun

SnowFest! Board of Directors, along with Tom Turner at the SnowFest! Kick Off Party, hosted by Turner and Gar Woods. Back from left: Board president Gary Furumoto; Board Members Mike Young, Dick Morton, Mark O'Neil

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — As the 33rd year of SnowFest! has officially come and gone, we want to make sure to thank a few of you who have gone above and beyond in your support of SnowFest!

There are a lot of different ways to volunteer, donate, sponsor, host an event, or just simply pass on the "word" of SnowFest!.

The following have done that, and do not always get the mention they deserve, as some are not in the sponsor or event categories.

Each year, SnowFest! has two major fundraisers. They were hosted by Tom Turner, and the entire Gar Woods staff, as well as the Hacienda del Lago, Eli Covel, Joe Lanza, and staff.

These two establishments hosted fundraiser parties on behalf of SnowFest!, and in doing so, have donated above and beyond to us.

We hope that all of you will patronize their establishments often, and please say "thank you" for supporting SnowFest!

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Without these two fundraisers, SnowFest! would not happen. It is the dedication, and community involvement that these two restaurants display, that simply makes me proud to be involved in it!

In addition, we would like to thank the following for their donations of time and efforts on behalf of SnowFest!

Todd Mather, and the band Groove Foundry; Jesse Hildebrandt and The Traveling Photo Booth; Deep Tracks with Mr. D; Aidan Miles of WMC, Inc, and employee Jen Cruz; Debbie and Scott Hudson; Johnny Haines, Syd, and the Squaw Valley Mtn. Opps; Audrey Lough; Sierra Regional Roller Derby; and Lysbeth Truax. There are many of you who have also volunteered for the Tahoe City and Kings Beach Parades, the SF! Queen Board, and the entire SF! Board of Directors. None of this would have been able to happen without you. Thank you all!

While SnowFest! started strong with a snow storm, it continued on with alternating weather.

Despite this, SnowFest! prevailed strongly, still bringing people to Tahoe, as well as to businesses that may have otherwise been extremely slow. Thank you, Tahoe Family, for living in Tahoe, and for embracing the Tahoe lifestyle which has deep roots embedded in SnowFest!

Pam Pokorny is the executive director of SnowFest! 2014