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Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop seeks volunteers

Special to the Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – The eighth annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop is looking for fun-loving, energetic volunteers to help with this year’s event, Oct. 1, noon-4 p.m. Volunteer for a three-hour shift and receive a free ticket during the remaining half of the event. Volunteers are needed for set-up, wine pouring, clean-up, registration assistance and other duties.Individuals wishing to volunteer in this worthwhile event should contact Allison Kelley at Additionally, this well-attended autumn event is still seeking downtown merchant participation. Participating local businesses will receive exposure from hundreds of wine lovers and food connoisseur. Businesses are urged to commit quickly as participation is limited to the first 30 venues that sign up and event organizers expect a full roster of merchants in the coming weeks.Also important, other businesses can garner excellent exposure by signing on for one of the several sponsorship opportunities, which range from $500 to $1,250. Whether one is participating as a business venue, an event sponsor or a volunteer, it’s an added bonus to know event proceeds are funneled right back into the Truckee community. The Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop has gained momentum in each successive year, donating its proceeds to different local programs such as Inner Rhythms Dance Theatre, Lake Tahoe Music Festival, Humane Society of Truckee/Tahoe, the Truckee’s Special Friends program, the Truckee High School band program and the Tahoe Women’s Services. This year’s portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Girls on the Run – Sierras, a program that educates and prepares preteen girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living through running. The Wine Walk & Shop steering committee identified this organization as contributing worthwhile projects and providing needed programs that make our community a better place to live.The Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop is a fundraising event produced by Switchback Public Relations + Marketing, Inc. Advance tickets are available for $30 at The Pour House, Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, and Avec Wine and Food in Truckee or online at For sponsorship or participation, contact Jen Eastwood at Switchback, 530-550-2252.- Submitted to

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