Fourth annual Dia de los Muertos event to benefit local families in need | SierraSun.com

Fourth annual Dia de los Muertos event to benefit local families in need

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TRUCKEE and#8212; The Family Resource Center of Truckee, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, resources and advocacy for the areaand#8217;s most vulnerable families will hold its 4th annual Dia de los Muertos event Saturday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m. at Truckee Elementary School on Donner Pass Road.

The event, also known as and#8220;Day of the Dead,and#8221; recognizes the Latin American holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember those who have passed on. While this modern holiday dates back thousands of years, the Family Resource Centerand#8217;s event is meant to recognize cultural diversity within the Truckee community, honor local citizens who have passed on and raise funds for critical services to benefit families in need. This exciting event will feature a selection of food, unique entertainment, and creative artistic displays. The event will also offer an exciting raffle with a host of items including hotel stays, dining certificates, ski and spa packages, and specialty items. An affordable family fundraiser you wonand#8217;t want to miss!

The Family Resource Center of Truckee is a community-based nonprofit that has served families and individuals since 2004. Since this time, the agency has seen a 161 percent increase in households seeking assistance. In 2009 more than 800 low-income family households were helped with basic services in areas that include parent/child education; legal referrals and mediation; healthcare access; emergency assistance; child abuse prevention; family support; peer-to-peer education and resource and referrals.

The event sponsors are Stoel Rives, LLP, Tahoe Forest Hospital and Letyand#8217;s Daycare. The entry fee is just $2 per family and raffle tickets are $20 for a set of five or $5 for one. For more information, contact the Family Resource Center of Truckee at 530-587-2513 or http://www.truckeefrc.org.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com