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Tahoe-Truckee celebrities to live-action cook for Boys & Girls Club

BGCNLT founder Dave Ferrari gets a lesson from club kitchen staff and previous club member, Oscar Vargas, at a previous event.
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KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Local celebrities will dish out delicious breakfast specialties at the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe’s Kids 1st Fundraising Breakfast on Saturday, March 19, in Kings Beach.

Locals will show off their cooking skills as they work live action cooking stations. A yogurt parfait bar, panini breakfast sandwich construction zone, sausage and bacon makin’ station and made-to-order flapjack griddle are all slated to appear.

Those volunteering include: Dave Ferrari, a founder of BGCNLT; Douglas Dale, of Wolfdale’s; John Bergmann, local business owner and NTPUD board president; Martha Simon, Director of Fund Development at Tahoe Forest Health Systems Foundation; Theresa May Duggan, community organizer; Kristen Ferrall, of Tahoe TV; Kevin MacMillan, managing editor of the Sierra Sun; Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe General Manager Joseph Mattioli; community activist Laurie Mattioli; TTUSD Superintendent Rob Leri; Jennifer Montgomery, Placer County supervisor; TCPUD District General Manager Cindy Gustafson; Sierra College Truckee Tahoe Dean Kim Bateman; Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation CEO Stacy Caldwell; Northstar Fire Chief Mark Shadowens; Ken and Terry Yagura, BGCNLT founders and community extraordinaires; and Nancy Gisko ,from the Queen of Hearts and past President of Excellence in Education.

“We are excited about our Celebrity Chefs. It is great to see so many people rally around kids in our region,” said Mindy Carbajal, chief executive officer of BGCNLT.

Running the kitchen will be Club Chef Christin Wilcox, who returns to the event for a deventh year and will orchestrate her celebrity sous chefs as well as a BGCNLT cooking station.

“I’m excited about our menu and the live action stations,” Wilcox said. “I look forward to collaborating with so many different members of our community. This year’s breakfast is going to be the best yet.”

During a brief program, the Truckee Tahoe Airport will be honored as partner of the year for their support of STEM programs at the Kings Beach and Truckee Club sites. Tours of the Kings Beach facility will be available.

BGCNLT’s musical theater club, Great Futures Productions, which has previously performed productions of “Annie,” “HONK” and “Once Upon a Mattress” will return again this year to entertain the audience and give a sneak peak of their upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz.” 

Breakfast will be served between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., followed by the short program and an inspirational speech by the Youth of the Year, Karla Hernandez, a member of the North Tahoe High School class of 2016.

The event will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach.

RSVP to Ali Stoner, Annual Gifts Coordinator, by March 15 at 530-546-4324 or astoner@bgcnlt.org. Limited space is available. Respectfully, this is an event for adults.

This article was provided by the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Visit bgcnlt.org to learn more.

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