Social Scene: North Tahoe Historical Society hosts fundraiser cruise |

Social Scene: North Tahoe Historical Society hosts fundraiser cruise

The weather was perfect as the Tahoe Gal boarded for its dinner cruise on Labor Day.

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; Although summer doesn’t technically end for two more weeks, Labor Day really signifies the end of summer, much to my chagrin. After Labor Day, the weather changes overnight and poof! and#8212; the hoards of people are gone.

And so it was with this Labor Day and#8212; the weather was gorgeous, and the very next day the weather turned fall-like. The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society invited its members on a Labor Day sunset dinner cruise aboard the paddle wheel boat and#8220;Tahoe Gal.and#8221; A generous, anonymous supporter of the nonprofit underwrote the entire cruise and dinner, enabling all proceeds from the evening to go directly to the organization’s bottom line. In challenging economic times like these, that’s a wonderful thing and#8212; especially for nonprofit organizations!

Landlubbers boarded the vessel for the sold-out excursion at the Lighthouse Center’s pier in Tahoe City and relaxed on the upper deck, panoramically surrounded by majestic views of Lake Tahoe. All hands were on deck cordially catching up with one another after a busy summer. Buoyed by wine and cocktails, passengers proceeded downstairs to the dining room cabin for more schmoozing and a sit down three-course dinner. The tasty dinner was served atop linen table cloth set tables. Diners had their choice of chicken, salmon or prime rib which the galley deftly prepared, and a nautically attired crew served. As the Tahoe Gal motored down the West Shore supporters of the historical society dined in style to a sunset behind the venerable pines.

Some of the and#8220;matesand#8221; cruising on Tahoe were Georgine Casella, Patti and Gary Boxeth, incoming historical society president Dave Elliott and Susan, Marge and Bob Hartsfield, Pat and Dan Krakora, Trudy and Rolf Lesem, Ellen and Gil Magnani, Linda and Dan Magnani, Karen and Art Mennick, Renate and Jim Moore, Betty and Ken Mork, Nileta and Dick Morton, Carol and Jay Shaw, historical society interim executive director Joanne Domingue and Art, Joan and Hank Upton, Liz and Les Simmonds, Carol and Gene King, Kathy and Ray Holstead, Lee and Don Nelson and Lisa and Alan Mathews.

and#8212; Vicki Kahn may be reached at

Get your foodie fix this weekend at Autumn Food and Wine and the continuation of Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week (now is a great time to support local restaurants). Visit,, call 888-229-2193 for tickets or visit to check out participating restaurants and menus.

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