Dining for Schools program in its 12th year | SierraSun.com

Dining for Schools program in its 12th year

Staff reportsTahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation’s Dining for Schools’ Cards are back for the 12th year.The cards cost $45 each and are valid for 50 percent off entrées at 41 participating Truckee and North Shore restaurants.Last year’s Dining for Schools Card raised more than $61,000 for the Excellence in Education.The cards are available all back to school nights, Porter’s Ski & Sport locations, Bank of the West branches, Albertsons in Tahoe City, Truckee and Kings Beach Safeway locations, Mountain Hardware (Truckee and the Village at Squaw), The Tahoe Tree Company (Tahoe City) and the Glenshire Store. Call 550-7984 with questions or visit http://www.exined.org. Cards are valid Sept. 12 Dec. 16 and April 24 June 16, 2005, Sunday through Thursday only, holidays excluded.Some restaurants will offer the program for an extended period.The Dining for Schools Card program is one of four key fund-raisers for the Excellence in Education, according to foundation officials.Other fund-raising programs include Golfing for Schools, Skiing for Schools and the annual recognition event.The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation that supports quality education with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.Each year the foundation raises money and provides grants, resources and partnerships to benefit students, teachers and the educational community as a whole. The 41 participating restaurants (Restaurants with * are participating in extended period):Balboa Café Black Bear TavernBlue AgaveBushwhackers at Squaw CreekChristy Hill*Cottonwood at Hilltop LodgeCoyote’s Restaurante Latino*Dragonfly El Toro Bravo*Fiamma*Gar Woods Grill & PierGraham’s at Squaw Valley*Hacienda Del LagoHigh Sierra Grille*Ice Lakes Lodge at Soda SpringsJakes on the Lake*Jason’s Beachside GrilleLake Tahoe Brewing Co.Las Panchita’s*Le Petit Pier*Mamasake* (in Squaw Village)Madigan’s Grille & TavernMontagna at Squaw CreekMoody’s Bistro and LoungeO.B.’s Pub & RestaurantPacific CrestPianetaPlumpJack CaféRiver Grill*River RanchRosie’s CaféSierra VistaSunnyside*Swiss LakewoodThe Soule DomainTrue North Restaurant*Truckee Trattoria*Village Pizzeria*Wild GooseWolfdale’s*Restaurants with an (*) have offered an extended period that the dining cards are valid. This extended period is January 9 – April 14, 2005.)