Truckee couple to host fundraiser on Oct. 17 for Northern California fire victims |

Truckee couple to host fundraiser on Oct. 17 for Northern California fire victims

A fundraiser for Napa and Sonoma Counties will be held at Town Tap on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Luke Bill and Marlena John were having lunch by Donner Lake last week when they noticed the smoke from nearby fires rolling into the area.

“Immediately, we looked at each other and decided we should do something,” said Bill. “It’s kind of our old stomping grounds.”

The couple owns Old Town Tap in Truckee, but used to live in Marin County. They will host a fundraiser for Napa and Sonoma Counties at the restaurant on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

“We want to help people in the valley, and 50 percent of the day’s proceeds will go to fire victims,” said Bill. The money raised will be donated to the American Red Cross Bay Area, the Sonoma Humane Society and Napa Humane.

The fundraiser will take place from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. You can find more information on the event here.




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