Children’s foundation hosts carnival in Truckee |

Children’s foundation hosts carnival in Truckee

Christine Stanley/Sierra SunTruckee residents Kaya and Tilden Wooley in the plane.

If it’s corn dogs, giant stuffed animals and rides, it must be carnival time.

The Tahoe Children’s Foundation, an Incline Village-based organization that provides services to families in Truckee and the Tahoe Basin, is hosting an old-fashioned carnival in Truckee.

Local youngsters were enjoying the timeless carnival atmosphere Thursday.

“My favorite is the fun house,” said Truckee girl Kaya Wooley. “Because it’s full of fun, fun stuff!”

The fourth annual carnival is a fundraiser for the nonprofit, whose main form of income is grants and community donations.

“We wanted to do a fundraiser that would offer something to the community’s children, and an old-fashioned small town carnival is a great way to service the whole North Shore,” said foundation Director Laurane Meyer.

The Tahoe Children’s Foundation is a parent and child education and development organization for families with children ages 0-5. The organization provides a community education center that offers parenting classes and groups, developmental play for infants and toddlers, and maintains a community network of resources and specialists.

“We do not put a restriction on what families can participate. We all live in an isolated area and have similar issues,” Meyer said. “Our philosophy is to give parents the education they need to raise wonderful young people, and we give them the tools and support they need to succeed.”

The Tahoe Children’s Foundation is located in the Centerpoint Office Building at 865 Tahoe Blvd. Suite 112, in Incline Village. Call (775) 298-0061 or visit

There’s a carnival in town!

The California Carnival sponsored by the Tahoe Children’s Foundation will be open through Sunday at Truckee River Regional Park. Admission is free and gates will open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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