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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Rev. Jenni Liem to conduct first service May 24. St. Nicholas Episcopal Church and Camp Noel Porter are pleased to announce the Reverend Jenni Liem has accepted the position as the new Vicar of St. Nicholas and Executive Director of Camp Noel Porter. Rev. Jenni received her Master of Divinity degree from Seabury Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill. in 2005. Rev. Jenni and her cat are very excited to start her ministry in Tahoe City.

Her personal ministry statement is to be a joyful priest to God’s people, in word, work and the sacraments. She will be conducting her first service on Sunday, May 24 at 9 am. A celebratory brunch will follow. The community is urged to attend the service and brunch to welcome Rev. Jenni at 855 Westlake Blvd., just outside Tahoe City.

St. Nicholas Church is a pet-friendly, friendly place. Feel free to bring your well behaved, four legged friend! For more information on St. Nicholas Church, please contact the church office at 583-4713 or e-mail at For more information regarding Camp Noel Porter visit, e-mail or phone 583-3014.

Tahoe Forest Hospice Gift and Thrift Stores located in Truckee and Kings Beach are in need of donations.

Donations are an important part of hospice fundraising. All proceeds from the stores support hospice services throughout the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe area.

They welcome clothing, shoes, books and house wares including small appliances in good working order. Please ask for approval before unloading furniture or TVs.

They appreciate your help to ensure unwanted items are not left outside the store, as they incur fees from removal of these unwanted items. For more information or questions please call 582-4947 in Truckee or 546-5494 in Kings Beach.

Project Graduation is holding a fundraising rummage sale on Sunday, May 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 .m. at Tahoe Lake Elementary School. Clean out the closets and garage and donate to this very popular event Donations accepted Friday and Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Tahoe Lake school. Proceeds will benefit North Tahoe High School senior class of 2009’s trip, funding trip scholarships, transportation and chaperones. Please no computers or mattresses. For information call 583-1089.

The Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club will debut the Truckee Chili Cookoff at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 28 at the Truckee Regional Park.

This community fundraiser will provide a day of family fun with chili tasting, non-stop entertainment, food and beverages and a host of activities for adults and children alike. The area’s best chili cooks will compete for top honors in these categories: Restaurants, Nonprofits and Individuals plus Best Overall. In addition, and a People’s Choice award.

There are still spaces for cooking teams. There is no charge to contestants. Contact Jeff Sparksworthy at (530) 386-4275 or

Sponsorships are still available. Visit, or contact Brent Ferrera at 582-6925.

All proceeds benefit Truckee-North Tahoe programs addressing the needs of youth, economically disadvantaged and elderly.

Admission with unlimited chili tasting will be $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for children under 12. Tickets will be available around the area, from any Rotarian, at the event and online at

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