An Elegant Affair gets a boost |

An Elegant Affair gets a boost

Vicki Kahn/Sierra SunLongtime Elegant Affair organizer from Soroptimist days, Kathy Swigard, visited with Wolfdale's chef and owner Douglas Dale.

Its always nice to see long-standing local events not only kept alive, but also, like a fine red wine, improve with age. After 31 years in existence, this years Elegant Affair at the Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City was, in my opinion, the best ever.

Thanks to Jeff Ox Oxandaboure of Sunnyside, who organized 34 top-notch wineries and breweries with names like ZD, Rombauer, Truckee River Winery, Trefethen, and Sierra Nevada, to name a few, the quality of the wines this year was superlative. Wonderful, tasty tidbits from 21 of North Tahoes finest restaurants (solicited by Cindy Robbins) satisfied the most discriminating of food and wine event attendees.

The ubiquitous silent auction offered up lots of first-rate items from magnums of fine wines to weekend getaways. This time of year locals need an excuse to glam it up, and everyone donned glitzy get-ups for the evening. Many of the men dug out their tuxedos looking quite handsome in them.

The North Tahoe Booster Club raised close to $35,000, which will provide needed funding for North Tahoe Laker athletics. Many volunteers helped make the event such a success, including Tim Dalmau, Susan Brandy, Margie Erman, Lisa Adams, Craig Iverson, Cathy Dangler, Courtney Hart, Nancy Collins, and Maureen Maple. Kudos to event chair Nina Rogers and husband Ham.

Elegantly attired individuals included Lynn and Gary Redelberger, Deborah and Steve Lapkin, Troy and Sue Caldwell, Lisa and Louie Camozzi, Kathy and Steve Swigard, Samantha and Jeff Swigard, Patty and Al Moulton, Sally Mars Carey, Benita and Greg Tiller, Dody and Bob Scoville, Fritzi and Bill Briner, Jimalou and Gary Davis, Rhonda Evans and Paulo Fernandes, Lynn and Greg Gibeson, Gracie and Don Sarmento, Anne and Bric Haley, Donna Hartley, Joyce and JC Krise, and Vicki and Jim Leonard.

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