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Community Report: Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe

KINGS BEACH, Calif. – Having lived in Carnelian Bay since 1972, I have gained a pretty good idea of what keeps it all together at the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Whether you are a full-time resident or second home owner (the majority of folks in the area), community is important. If the community is not vital and complete, your experience will not be as good as it could be. Since 2000, the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe (BGCNLT) has served the youth of the community. Now as a permanent resident you might say “My kids are gone and don’t use the Club.” As a second home owner, you may never use the Club although the Club does get youth every year in the Summer Camp Program who are not residents. This is recognized as a very fun and special program for children.The reality of the situation is that organizations like the BGCNLT contribute heavily to the well-being of the community. This in turn makes for a stronger more vibrant community for all to enjoy. With a nice mix of academic, social and athletic programs, the BGCNLT does a great job of preparing kids for the future. Take a look. The Club is next to the Kings Beach Elementary School on Steelhead Avenue in Kings Beach.- John C. Hassenplug, Carnelian Bay

July 4: Pancake Breakfast, 8-10:30 a.m. Fun-filled breakfast benefiting the Boys & Girls Club and the North Tahoe Fire Protection District, North Tahoe Event Center, Kings Beach, adults $7, children 12 and under $3.July 13: An Evening of Golf, 5:30 p.m. A charity golf scramble at the Old Brockway Golf Course in Kings Beach benefiting the BGCNLT. Cost is $45 per person, $180 four-person team. For info or to sign up, call Ben Visnyei at 546-4324 or e-mail bvisnyei@bgcnlt.org.Aug. 29: Wine on the Water, 1-5 p.m. Food, wine and silent auction benefiting the BGCNLT. Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Nev., $65 in advance, $75 at the door.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Kids First Jazz Breakfast June 5! The event was a huge success, raising nearly $60,000 for crucial youth development programs and services offered to all families on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Special thanks to local Olympians Shannon Bahrke, Osvaldo Ancinas, Eric Poulsen, Tamara McKinney, Marcus Nash, Katerina Nash, Bill Hudson, Glenn Jobe, Bill Toomey and Mary Rand for making the morning inspirational and fun!


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