SnowFest! memories: Remember when … 1985 |

SnowFest! memories: Remember when … 1985

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Courtesy of Ruth SchnabelFrom left, Ruth Schnabel, Steve Teshara and Judy Friedman and#8212; three people who've played a large role in the launch of SnowFest! in 1982 and its maintenance over the years and#8212; share a laugh at an awards presentation during the 1985 event.

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; The Sierra Sun is seeking community submissions to be included in next year’s commemorative 30th anniversary SnowFest! magazine.

SnowFest! is a 10-day celebration of the High Sierra lifestyle that takes place during the first week of March in North Lake Tahoe/Truckee.

The festival consists of about 60 events including a torchlight parade, fireworks and laser show, two street parades and other activities such as snow sculpting, human bowling, a luau, Mardi Gras party, a dog pull, ski races and a polar bear swim.

The 2011 version will be the 30th annual edition, taking place March 4-13, 2011. The Sierra Sun, in partnership with SnowFest!, has been compiling information for a commemorative special edition to publish prior to the event.

In the true essence of this being a community project, SnowFest! and the Sierra Sun are looking for community submissions to fill the anniversary edition’s many pages.

Whether it’s a photo from 1997 or a memory about one of SnowFest!’s early and#8212; and short-lived and#8212; events like Mr. Lake Tahoe, locals are encouraged to submit photos, stories, testimonials and other commemorative materials via e-mail to Sierra Sun Managing Editor Kevin MacMillan at, in person at the Sun’s offices in Truckee (12315 Deerfield Drive) or Tahoe City (3090 North Lake Blvd.) or in person at the SnowFest! offices at 531 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City.

As an example, current SnowFest! Executive Director Ruth Schnabel submitted this classic photograph of herself, Steve Teshara and former executive director, Judy Friedman, as one of the many to be included in the commemorative edition.

Each week, the Sierra Sun will feature a classic photo or story and#8212; as submitted by you and#8212; leading up to the big event next year. So don’t get left out and#8212; send us your memories today!

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