Sold out four years in a row, Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour has raised more than $31,000 total for Trails & Vistas and the Truckee Donner Historical Society since 2009.
By Nicole Cheslock
The Historical Haunted Tour began as an experiment by Sunshine Tahoe to support two nonprofit organizations and give an economic boost to historic Truckee during the traditionally slow month of October. It has proven to be a successful fundraising initiative and favorite annual activity. In 2009, 70 tickets were available – the tour sold out three weeks in advance. In 2010, 140 tickets were offered. Once again the tour sold out weeks in advance. In 2011, every resource was stretched to the max, and more than 290 tickets were sold. This year more than 400 people from near and far attended the guided walking tour and enjoyed wine at Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats!
• Raised $16,000 through cash sponsors, admission and raffle ticket sales
• Record 400 attendees
• Haunts: Downtown Mountain Home Center, Coffeebar, MOBO Law, Scraps Dog Bakery, Old Jail Museum and The Pour House.
“We captivate a crowd with engaging stories about Truckee,” shares event producer Christina Stoever-Young of Sunshine Tahoe who attributes the tour’s success to the incredible talent and dedication offered by all of the volunteers and sponsors.
Pre event coverage contributed to another sold out event. Thank you to all of the Tour’s media partners – The Weekly, Moonshine Ink, Sierra Sun and Tahoe Truckee Radio – and everyone who found this news worth covering! Special thanks to Sac Bee, 7 x 7, Cap Radio, Tahoe Culture and LifestyleandCharity.com.
The Historical Haunted Tour, produced by Sunshine Tahoe, is an annual fundraiser that celebrates local history with a fun and spooky twist. The script skillfully weaves together previously untold stories from the past with dramatic twists and new haunts every year. Sunshine Tahoe attribute the Tour’s success and popularity to engaging storytelling and high quality performances plus generous community support. Sponsorship, ticket sales and raffle revenue offer the nonprofit beneficiaries operating revenue for field trips, arts and historic preservation. For more information visit truckeehistorytour.com or call Sunshine Tahoe at (775) 527-4485. Photo credit – Rob Retting, visit our online image gallery @ Rob Retting Images.
Watch a preview compliments of event sponsor Tahoe TV.Truckee’s Historic Haunted Tour 2012