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Tickets on sale for Truckee Rotary Crab & Pasta Feed

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Get your tickets now for a fun-filled night of all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab, live auction action and Truckee camaraderie. The 2012 Rotary Crab & Pasta Feed will be held at the Truckee Community Recreation Center on Saturday, March 24. All proceeds from the event’s live auction will benefit Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS), a public charter school within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. SELS board member Erica Stein said the school plans to use the money raised from the auction to start a capital campaign fund to pay for needed additional classroom space.For the past 18 years, the Rotary Club of Truckee has organized the Crab & Pasta Feed to benefit one worthy local nonprofit. While Rotary provides the venue, the auctioneer and the bidding audience, the selected organization must organize and run the event’s live auction in order to receive its proceeds. In previous years, groups have earned up to $14,000 for their causes. “We are honored and grateful that the Truckee Noon Rotary selected us to participate with them in this fun event,” Stein said.The bar will open at 5 p.m., dinner is served at 7 p.m. and the auction will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are for $40 for adults and $20 for children 16 and under. Tickets can be purchased through any Truckee Rotarian or by calling Steve Randall at 530-582-7720. SELS is a public charter school within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. The school currently serves kindergarten through sixth grade and plans to add seventh and eighth grades during the next two years. SELS is centrally located in the portables outside of the Sierra Mountain Community Education Center. The school’s expeditionary learning curriculum was developed by Outward Bound and adheres to Tahoe Truckee Unified School District and California state standards. With an 18-year track record of success in schools nationwide, the expeditionary curriculum has been credited with improving test scores and increasing student motivation and achievement. For more information, visit http://www.TruckeeCharterSchool.org.The Rotary Club of Truckee was chartered on Feb. 14, 1978 and has a membership of nearly 100 active members who share a compelling sense of duty to their community. The club supports local organizations and returns more than $80,000 annually to the community through grants, services, events and special funding. For more information, call 530-587-8808 or visit http://www.truckeerotary.com.- Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com