Annual old timers’ picnic Saturday |

Annual old timers’ picnic Saturday

The 21st Annual Truckee Old-Timers Picnic will be Saturday, July 14 starting at 10 a.m. at Truckee River Regional Park.

The picnic is a Truckee tradition dating back more than two decades, said Sharon Pace Arnold, Truckee Donner Historical Society president.

“Everybody is welcome,” she said. “Someone asked me how ‘old-timer’ should you be and I said, well, you could have come here yesterday.”

Many former locals or people with ties to Truckee will come from far away to attend the picnic, said Arnold.

“We get more people from outside of Truckee than we do people locally,” she said.

The event does serve as a fund-raiser for the historical society.

“We always ask for donations,” said Arnold. “It’s not mandatory but it’s nice.”

The society will have their historical books and photos on sale at the picnic. Something new this year will be large panorama-style photo reprints of historical Truckee photographs. There are six different views available, including pictures of Donner Lake, downtown Truckee, Brickelltown and the downtown depot.

Picnickers can bring a lunch, folding chairs and blankets. Cold drinks will be provided, and donations will be accepted.

The society will be accepting membership applications at the picnic.

“We usually gain a new member or two every year,” said Arnold.

Individual memberships are $20; families $30, businesses $40, sustaining memberships $75 and contributing memberships $100.

For more information, call Sharon Pace Arnold at (530) 587-5266.

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