SnowFest! seeks Queen candidates |

SnowFest! seeks Queen candidates

Sun file photoThe SnowFest! Queen and her court ride in style at the 2011 Tahoe City SnowFest! parade.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – The annual SnowFest! Queen Contest has long been a favorite fundraiser for nonprofits and service organizations, and is an important part of SnowFest!, the North Tahoe winter carnival. SnowFest! invites all local nonprofit organizations to take part in this popular fundraiser, which is slated to start before the Christmas holidays.

Any local nonprofit can sponsor a Queen candidate. In order to qualify, the organization must sponsor a girl who lives and attends high school in the North Lake Tahoe area which encompasses Truckee, Incline Village, Nev. North Shore, West Shore and the Truckee River corridor. The sponsoring organization must also support their candidate to help her to sell raffle tickets.

Along with the raffle, the SnowFest! Queen candidates compete in a series of activities before the actual Queen is crowned. These activities include an interview, writing an essay and making appearances in front of their sponsoring organization.

Many of the candidates report back to SnowFest! that this is the best thing they’ve done in their lives.

The competition benefits the girls as well as the organizations. For many, this is the first interview they’ve ever given. SnowFest! tries to make it a positive experience by creating a welcoming environment. The Queen Committee is made up of local business women and philanthropists who work hard to be positive roll models for the girls. The Queen and her court are all awarded cash scholarships.

Since the inception of SnowFest! more than $250,000 has been earned by the sponsoring nonprofits.

For more information on participating in the SnowFest! Queen Contest, either as a candidate or a sponsoring organization, contact Ruth Schnabel at 530-583-7167, email or go to to download the SnowFest! Queen Application.

The dates for SnowFest! 2013 are March 1-10. SnowFest! is also seeking new events and sponsorships.

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