Social Scene: Truckee High’s Envirolution Club treated Queen of Hearts luncheon to a Trashion Show |

Social Scene: Truckee High’s Envirolution Club treated Queen of Hearts luncheon to a Trashion Show

A wedding dress of bubble wrap turned the Queen's heads.

TAHOE//TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; A wedding dress fashioned out of bubble wrap? Really? Well, discarded holiday lights, old magazines, plastic garbage bags, bubble wrap, obsolete VHS tapes and electronics, and used energy bar wrappers were just some of the materials used to create innovative runway fashions modeled by Truckee High School’s Envirolution Club members. The occasion was the 9th annual Queen of Hearts luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 16 at the Resort at Squaw Creek. The very original fashion show, accompanied by hip contemporary music garnered a standing ovation.

As each student strutted down the runway instructional and witty verbiage about environmental stewardship, recycling, and conservation were relayed to the enthusiastic audience of Queen of Hearts, a women’s fund of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. Kudos to all the young Fashionistas and their advisor Missy Mohler of the Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) for their successful artistic expressions and commitment to our environment.

The busy afternoon also included a slide show and talk by Buzzy Jackson, a Truckee hometown author of and#8220;Shaking the Family Tree: Blue Bloods, Black Sheep, and other Obsessions of an Accidental Genealogist,and#8221; as well as lots of socializing and a three-course lunch.

Co-chairs Cathy Dangler and Nina Rogers along with their committee beautifully decorated the tables with peacock feathers, candles, and colored glass stones. Luncheon committee members included TTCF CEO Lisa Dobey, Chiara Gajar, Julie Conover, Kerry Kautz, Lynn Gibson, Christine Madden, Roseann Parker, Ann Pridgen, Bobbi Specht, Dianne Miller, Bertica Pearlman, Emily Farrell, Christine McMorrow, Kathleen Dale, and Judi Roberts. Some of the community foundation and#8220;royaltyand#8221; in attendance included Sheri Thibaut, Laurel Lippert, Julie Mauer, Barbara Ilfeld, Janet Zipkin, Patti Boxeth, Nancy Gisko, Lorna Leyton, Teresa O’dette, Leisa Peterson, MaryAnn Vogt, Kathryn Rohlf, Cahlil Johnson, Colleen Chapman, Jan Hardie, Linda Brown, Michele DeBraganca, Phyllis McConn, and Frieda Klein.

Happy 80th birthday to Roy Cleghorn who was feted Sunday, Feb. 13 at Graham’s Restaurant. Roy started off his big day at Squaw Valley USA’s Dawn Patrol skiing with Olympians Tamara McKinney and Eric Poulsen, along with Gary Tolman. Then 60 friends and family members enthusiastically surprised him with an hors d’oeuvres and dinner gathering at the cozy fine dining establishment in Olympic Valley. Master of Ceremonies Eric Poulsen presided over a slide show showcasing Cleghorn’s life including his 47 years in Squaw Valley.

Joinng the birthday celebration were Ursula and Caspar Hirsbrunner, Nanette and Eric Poulsen, Deborah and Larry Young, Rich Scardigli, Debbie and Bob Colpitts, Barbara and Leon Futran, Judy and Billy Carini, Renee and Lou Kremer, Laurel and Andy Holmer, Jessie Poulsen and Jay Biessel, Lexi Poulsen, Kirsten and Pauli Johansen, Sue Bennett, Conrad Rickenbach, Kirsten Clark, Jerry Harrison, Carly and Greg Mainis, Jackie Redmond, Linda and Ernst Hager, Pia and John Coyle, Carol and Jon Shanser, Barb and Gary Tolman, and Jan and Rick Ganong.

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