Sierra Senior Services Spaghetti Feed and Bingo Bash a sell out |

Sierra Senior Services Spaghetti Feed and Bingo Bash a sell out

Amy Edgett/Sierra Sun

Combine the elements of an affordable Italian spaghetti feed for the entire family, a worthwhile cause like the Sierra Senior Services, and the brand new, amazing 40,000 square foot Truckee Community Recreation Center as the venue, and Bingo! you’ve got a formula for a successful, sell-out event!

More than 450 attendees congregated in the spacious gym of the newly completed, beautiful rec. center with the open mezzanine up above showcasing a running track and brand new exercise equipment. Inner Club, made up of representatives from several local service clubs, pitched in to help with the event: Noon and Sunrise Truckee Rotary Clubs, Truckee Optimists, Soroptimists, and Lions were represented. Truckee Police Chief Nick Sensley and his team of youth leaders also helped with the clean up. Guests who attended the event from North Lake Tahoe were green with envy that Truckee pulled off building such an amazing rec. center and#8212; and did it $6 million under budget, no less.

Peluso’s, Zano’s, and Fireside Pizza in Squaw all donated tasty pizza which was served during the cocktail hour. Truckee Sourdough Company provided the yummy bread, Cottonwood tossed it’s famous Caesar, and Moody’s and the Ritz-Carlton cooked up the spaghetti for the hungry crowd, all with Sandi Madigan, SSS’s nutrition program manager, co-coordinating the work in the kitchen. Jim Simon did the master of ceremonies honors, Pam Hobday and Norm Justin were named volunteers of the year, and a silent auction added to the SSS’s war chest.

Real live bingo kept everyone busy during the course of the evening. Nearly $20,000 was raised to benefit North Tahoe and Truckee area seniors, and homebound and disabled adults who rely on daily freshly cooked hot meals provided by the Meals on Wheels program.

Some of those chowing down on the Italian fare and trying their hand at bingo were May and Ed Candler (she was the big money and#8220;blackout bingoand#8221; winner), Joan and Cliff Hartwell, Patti and Gary Boxeth, Pam and Dale Chamblin, Patti and Ron Florian, Lisa Dobey and Debbie Cole, Julie Mauer and Dave Schotzko, Truckee Rotary president Jody Poe with husband Craig and son Shane, Raine Howe, Stephanie Rogerson, Phyllis and Rick McConn, proud TDRPD staffers Steve Randall and Dan O’Gorman, Lorna and Paul Leyton, Kathleen Eagan and Jim Duffy, Beence and John Loomis, Pam and Tom Hobday, Lil and Don Schaller, Aimee and Kane Schaller, John McGlaughlin, Carol and John Eichorn, Don Sarmento, Mary Ellen Vogt, Carole Sesko and Richard Anderson, Nancy Davis, Muffy and Jerry Betker, Cindy and Jim Lewis, Alison and Desmond Elder, Julie and Marshall Lewis, Sierra Sun Community Editor Amy Edgett and son Sig, Chris Basile, (toiling in the kitchen), and Barbara and David Kahn.

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