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Truckee’s 2015 Historical Haunted Tour Another Wicked Success

Published by Christina on September 20, 2015, in Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects

The 2015 Historical Haunted Tour was another sell-out affair. Thank you for supporting Truckee’s most notorious fall event.

“Expect clandestine affairs, carousing, gun fights, and unforgettable stories,” shares original tour producer Christina Stoever-Young of Sunshine Tahoe.

Sunshine Tahoe partners with Trails & Vistas to support local arts education.  As a sponsor of the Truckee Haunted Historic Tour, Sunshine Tahoe will support Art in Nature field trips for 400 local students.

TRUCKEE, CA – Sunshine Tahoe is pleased to announce a partnership with local non-profit Trails & Vistas to sponsor the 2015 Truckee Haunted Historic Tour, the primary fundraiser for the Art in Nature field trips benefiting 400 local third-grade students.

The sixth annual Truckee Haunted Historic Tour will have attendees nervously shifting in their boots with its exploration of the town’s darker past on October 15 and 16, 2015. This sell-out event harkens back to days gone by when local law enforcement kept order on the streets – but just barely. Tickets and more information are available at www.truckeehistorytour.org.

The Truckee Haunted Historic Tour is the original production created by Sunshine Tahoe as an immersive experience to celebrate the town’s historic gems. Now produced by Trails & Vistas, it is the signature fundraiser for the organization, whose mission is to inspire community by celebrating the arts in nature.

The Art in Nature field trips foster creative interaction between the students and our natural environment through art. By offering projects in the arts, poetry, and environmental studies, the field trips celebrate the land and culture of the Sierra Nevada and instill a sense of community among the participants. The field trips take place at Sand Harbor State Park each fall.

“Working with Christina Stoever-Young has helped move our non-profit to the next level by improving the organization of our events, expanding our activities, and building an annual fundraiser. Christina is always there to lend an expert ear, challenging us to do better while cheering us on with her positive energy, advice, feedback,” Nancy Tieken Lopez, artistic director of Trails & Vistas said.

Sunshine Tahoe is a business designed to enhance partnerships, strengthen exposure, inspire creativity and captivate well intended efforts ripe for success. Sunshine Tahoe has supported Trails & Vistas for almost a decade and also served as the original producer and funder of the Truckee Haunted Historic Tour from 2009-2014.

Don’t Miss Truckee’s 2014 Historical Haunted Tour

Published by Christina on October 2, 2014, in Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects, Startups

Thursday, Oct. 16 and Friday, Oct. 17

$40 | Tours every 15 minutes starting at 4:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour and 45 minutes.

The Weekly Magazine, by Nicole Cheslock

During Truckee’s heyday, murders were not uncommon. Though the spirits that still roam the streets are not all suffering souls, there are a few restless phantoms of the night. In years past, they’ve been known to creep up from behind when least expected.

Designed to tap your senses and satiate your desire for fun, Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour is a fundraiser for Trails & Vistas, a nonprofit organization that sponsors fieldtrips for third grade students and produces an annual September art hike that incorporates music, art and dance.

The action begins at Moody’s
If you’re lucky enough to score tickets for this adults-only event that usually sells out, you are in for a treat with captivating skits inspired by legends of yore at seven featured haunts that are all within walking distance of Moody’s Bistro, Bar and Beats.

Saddle up to the bar at Moody’s and keep your eyes wide open for the Lady in Red. Deceased at the hands of her husband, she frequents the bar every now and then and you just might catch a glimpse of her.

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“After a one-year hiatus, this year’s highly anticipated performances will take place in new featured haunts including Bluestone Jewelry, LaGalleria and Tahoe Oil and Spice, while returning to previous favorites including BeSpoke, Masonic Lodge 200, The Truckee Hotel and The Railroad Depot,” shares event producer Christina Stoever-Young of Sunshine Tahoe, a business designed to enhance partnerships, strengthen exposure and inspire creativity.

With a creative flair based on, but not necessarily deeply rooted in, fact, characters and historic tales come to life through songs, dances and entertaining dialogue. People from as far away as Connecticut, Florida, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Arizona join Nevada and California residents for a rip-roaring good time in Truckee.

“I’ve never thought of Truckee as a historical exclamation point. However, the tour was enlightening, engaging and entertaining,” shared Mary Taitano, a Reno resident. “This quaint little town harbors family histories that would widen even the most unenthused eyes. Who knew Truckee had as sordid a past as the rest of us?”

Expect to weave in and out of historic sites as this year’s theme, guarded by only those who need to know, links the saloons, stories and brothels of yesteryear. Truckee, past and present, is tied to the tracks laid through town so long ago. Some things haven’t changed – rents were outrageous, one saloon paying a rental of $500 a month nearly 100 ago, and for many, money was plentiful.

After all, Truckee attracted those looking for a good time and was known all over the West for a bustling lumber industry, transcontinental railroad, icehouses and red light district.

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“There would be many years of work for hardworking lumber, ice and railroad workers – who made more than enough cash to enjoy town employing the ladies of the night … It is said you can still hear headboards going ‘Ji-boom, Ji-boom, Ji-boom,’ ” shares one of the guides from the tour’s script.

Though fires swept through buildings, the flames did not keep rowdy folks away. All species of vice flourished back in the day.

The lawlessness gave birth to the “601,” an organization formed to purge undesirables. Members of the 601 would sometimes break prisoners out of jail to bring them to Hooligan Rock where they would threaten the criminals, sometimes even tar and feathering their victims, before pushing them out of town.

What, you wonder, does 601 stand for? Six feet under, zero tolerances and one bullet. Chances are high you will hear their gunshots on Oct. 16 and 17.

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Drop the kids off
The KidZone Museum is offering a Not So Haunted Night at the Museum from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 offering childcare with pizza, art and activities for ages 3 to 6. The cost is $30 per child and $25 per child for Tour attendees. Additional siblings are $10 each. Kids are encouraged to come in costume. To make a reservation, call (530) 587-5437.

Background
The Historical Haunted Tour began as a three-year experiment by Sunshine Tahoe to celebrate Truckee’s historic gems while raising funds for worthy causes. The event quickly became a sensation, selling out and attracting a waitlist list every year since inception.

“The Tour is a creative fundraising event that celebrates local legends and history with highly entertaining and spooky twists. And, we’ve raised more than $31,000 over the years,” explains Stoever-Young, who attributes the success to the world-class acting talent, generous volunteers and business sponsors.

Moody’s doors are open for business. Join the cast of characters on the nights of the infamous Historical Haunted Tour. I dare you.

For more information or to get your tickets while there’s still time, visit truckeehistorytour.org. Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine from Moody’s and a keepsake and gift certificate to Squeeze In. For a video on the tour, visit vimeo.com/105266757.

 

101.5 Truckee Tahoe Radio / Art Obsessions / Atypical Design / Bespoke / Cabona’s / Cedar House Sport Hotel / Coffeebar Truckee / KidZone Museum / Mobo Law Firm / Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats / Moonshine Ink / Mountain Home Center / NC Communications / Past Time Club / Riverside Studios / River Street Inn / Sierra Sun / Spin Games / Squeeze In / Sunshine Tahoe / Tahoe TV / The Pour House / The Richardson House / The Truckee Hotel / The Weekly / Trails and Vistas / Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce / Truckee Barbershop Quartet / Truckee Donner Historical Society / Truckee Masonic Lodge 200 / Truckee Old Jail Museum / Truckee Regulators

 

 

Tahoe Rim Trail Association Salutes Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge Sponsors at Official Nevada Sesquicentennial Anniversary Celebration

Published by Christina on September 16, 2014, in Case Studies, Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects, Social Media

Coffeebar Reno and Sunshine Tahoe are pleased to host this celebration for the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA), their Trail Challengers and the sponsors that have helped to ensure the success of this new and rewarding program.  

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Nevada 150 Official Event, Monday, September 22 @ 4:30 Coffeebar Reno

This year over 2,300 miles were traveled by the 452 Trail Challenge members on the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail. Sixteen sponsors helped make the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge possible these past two years, and on Monday, September 22, 2014 these sponsors will be celebrated as well as the thirty-third anniversary of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA). Members, sponsors and those interested in learning more about the TRTA are invited to join us for this fun evening.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association in partnership with Sunshine Tahoe and Coffeebar, are hosting a night to honor supporters, showcase a historical display of the thirty-three year history of the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Association that made it happen, and share a brief state of the trail address. This celebration, which is also an official event of the Nevada Sesquicentennial Anniversary Celebration, will be held Sept. 22 at Coffeebar Reno, 682 Mount Rose St., Reno at 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. with light food and drinks. Please RSVP today, as we want to make sure you are in the loop and able to enjoy all that the party has to offer. Register Now.

The Tahoe Trail Rim Challenge is a family-friendly outdoor adventure which encourages enthusiasts of all levels to get out and enjoy the lush beauty of the Tahoe Rim Trail while supporting the maintenance of the trail through membership. Participants who join will receive special web access to download select maps and hike descriptions which lead to special places along the Tahoe Rim Trail. The program welcomes hikers, bikers, equestrians, individuals, families, teams, hiking groups and corporations who want to get outdoors and help sustain the trail. The cost to join is $55 for individuals and $85 for families (includes 2 participants). Team rates are also available. Existing TRTA members and additional family members can enroll for only $20. In addition to the special maps and hikes participants will receive online web features for tracking and sharing their challenge, a sporty tech T-shirt, invitations to special Where’s McLeod? Giveaway Days and a one-year TRTA membership.

Tahoe Rim Trail

ABOUT THE TAHOE RIM TRAIL ASSOCIATION (TRTA)

Established in 1981, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association is a membership-supported organization that maintains, enhances and promotes the Tahoe Rim Trail, a trail like no other™ The 165-mile,single-track trail is open to hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers. The trail encompasses the ridge tops of the Lake Tahoe Basin, crossing six counties, and two states. The Tahoe Rim Trail overlaps with approximately fifty miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.  Programs offered include in-depth backcountry skills trainings, hiking programs and rewarding volunteer opportunities. The TRTA annually recruits, trains and manages approximately 1,000 volunteers who contribute more than 17,000 hours to support TRTA’s mission. Volunteer efforts, individual and corporate donations and grant funding make TRTA’s annual stewardship work and more than one hundred free public offerings possible. Visit http://www.tahoerimtrail.org to learn more or contact TRTA’s Shannon Skarritt, shannons@tahoerimtrail.org, (775) 298-4490.

2014 Trail Challenge Sponsors – We Salute You

CA Technologies, KPS|3, REI, NV Energy, KOLO 8 News Now, Squeeze In (Reno, Sparks & Truckee), North American Embroidery, Coffeebar Reno & Truckee, Desert Research Institute DRI, Nicole Cheslock Communications, Tahoe Mountain Sports, YESCO Outdoor Media, Spin Games, Hometown Health, Tahoe Trail Bar

 

 

KOLO 8 News Now Took the Reigns for the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge on Saturday, Aug. 23

Published by Christina on August 22, 2014, in Case Studies, Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects

KOLO 8 NEWS NOW ON THE TAHOE RIM TRAIL

Where’s McLeod? Giveaway Day

Your favorite news team hits the trail with you!

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s next, Where’s McLeod? Giveaway Day” made headlines with KOLO 8 News Now!

Doug Tepe, KOLO Eight News Now and "Red" Petra Keller's Tahoe Rim Trail Token Horse

Reno’s regional news station has stepped up to this year’s challenge and enjoyed the trail with their news crew and Trail Challengers alike! On Saturday, Aug 23 KOLO 8 News Now was on the trail ready to catch Trail Challengers in action!

Those that found McLeod on the trail and received a cool Tahoe Rim Trail Trail Challenge tech hat from KOLO 8.

2014 TAHOE RIM TRAIL CHALLENGE
There’s still time to join the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. Participants have until December 31, 2014 to explore six pristine locations selected as part of the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. Upon registration, Trail Challenge members will receive direct access to 6 downloadable maps and hike descriptions as well as a one-year membership to the TRTA. Members will also receive a Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge tech T-shirt which will help spread awareness about the Tahoe Rim Trail. Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge membership is $55 for individuals, $85 for families. Discounted team rates are also available. Existing TRTA members can enroll for just $20. To begin the challenge and to register visit: www.tahoerimtrail.org.
The 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge is made possible from individual and corporate sponsorship support including: NV Energy, CA Technologies, REI, Desert Research Institute, KPS3, KOLO8 News Now, Wells Fargo, Hometown Health, Sunshine Tahoe, NC Communications, Squeeze In, Tahoe Trail Bar, Coffeebar, North American Embroidery, YESCO Outdoor Media, Spin Games and Tahoe Mountain Sports.

 

SAVE MONDAY SEPT. 22 AND CELEBRATE THE TAHOE RIM TRAIL

Published by Christina on June 18, 2014, in Career Advice, Case Studies, Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects, Social Media

On Monday, September 22 at Coffeebar Reno the Tahoe Rim Trail Association will celebrate 33 years of Tahoe Rim Trail Stewardship

 

 

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Official Nevada 150 Event, Celebrating 33 years of the Tahoe Rim Trail

Recognized as an “Official Event” as a part of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, Sunshine Tahoe and Coffeebar Reno are hosting a party in honor of the Tahoe Rim Trail Associations volunteers, donors, sponsors, supporters and Trail Challengers. The semi-private event is slated for Monday, September 22 @ Coffeebar Reno from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mingle with three decades of trail builders, maintainers, Trail Challenge sponsors.

DO YOU LOVE A GOOD CHALLENGE?

Are you ready to get outside?

Enroll now for access to Tahoe’s Premiere trail program, the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. As a member you are going to enjoy endless adventures, suprising comraderei on the trail, an annual membership to the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA)  and a super cool t-shirt (literally, it’s a tech-t so it will keep you cool and the design is simply that – cool).

 

Being a member is also a lovely gift for friends and family, come out on a sponsor giveaway day and we’ll take photos and provide a complimentary gift to you for being a part of a program. The Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge (TRTC) not only encourages a healthy lifestyle and safe terrain for outdoor adventures, this program helps sustain the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. Now entering its 33rd year, with government funding down close to 70%, this is a great opportunity for all of us to help take care of the Tahoe Rim Trail and have a great time while doing so.

About the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge
We invite you to take on Tahoe’s next big challenge, and explore some of the best pieces the165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail has to offer!

As part of the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge, we have selected six premier destinations along the trail, which highlight something unique to Lake Tahoe: Amazing panoramic vistas, alpine lakes and creeks, wildflower-infused meadows, lush waterfalls, unique geology, rich history & much more! Depending upon the trail and season, you can hike, bike, and ride horseback, ski or snowshoe to complete each challenge site all in one year.

New this year! Tahoe Rim Trail Challengers have the option of completing your challenge as either a Trail Blazer or Trail Explorer! Trail Blazers will head out and explore six short (2-6 miles) easy treks while our Trail Explorers are challenged with going the extra mile and can explore (6-12 miles) longer and moderate treks that take you further along the Tahoe Rim Trail!

It’s all up to you and how much of a challenge you’re looking for this year. Completing any or all of the challenges makes you a 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge winner!

TELL ME MORE

Where’s McLeod? Giveaway Days

Have you seen trail mascot, McLeod the Marmot along the Tahoe Rim Trail? This summer, he too, will be taking on the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge and will make a special appearance at each of our six Where’s McLeod? Giveaway Days! Various Saturday’s this summer the TRTA and our sponsors will be with McLeod passing out cool surprises from our sponsors and cheering you on as you take on each of your six challenge treks. Grab your friends and family and see if you can find McLeod and get your picture taken with him. BE SURE TO WEAR YOUR TRTC T-SHIRT TO ALL GIVEAWAY DAYS!

So, how does it work?

1. To start, you will need to enroll in the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge as an individual, family or a member of a team. (Team rates are available.)

2. Once you enroll, click on Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Community at the upper left of this page to begin accessing the six maps and hike descriptions of the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge and to start sharing your experiences and photos.

3. Once you’ve Joined the Tahoe Rim Trail Community Once you’re logged in, you can then start sharing your experiences and photos or edit your profile.

Quick Access for Tahoe Rim Trail Challengers:

To easily access these features of the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge, login to the Tahoe Rim Trail Community and click on any one of these links to access maps, track your challenge and to run team leader reports.

Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge Highlights

  • Who: You and your friends, family, hiking parters, colleagues or go solo.  After all, it’s your adventure.
  • What:  Hike, bike or ride your horse to six premier destination chosen for the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge
  • Where: Six day-hike locations varying in length from 2-12 miles which all lead you to spectacular views and sites located along the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail.
  • When: Anytime between January 1-December 31, 2014 (snowshoeing encouraged)
  • Cost:  $55 individual $85 family. $20 for current TRTA members and additional family members. Group rates available.

What do I receive when join the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge?

  • A 1-year Tahoe Rim Trail Association membership.
  • Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge tech t-shirt to sport while on the trail.
  • Access to members-only WebPages and features to download maps and hike descriptions.
  • A place to share your photos and use an online tracking system to record your challenge.
  • An opportunity to enhance your health and well being.
  • Meet new friends and trail enthusiasts.
  • All participants will receive special invitations to our on the trail Where’s McLeod? Giveaway Days this summer! Stay tuned!

 

 

 

The TRTA would like to thank our 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge Sponsors for your wonderful support.

PRESENTING SPONSORS

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MAJOR MEDIA SPONSOR

 

GENEROUS PROGRAM SPONSORS

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THOUGHTFUL IN-KIND SPONSORS

Would you like to become a 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge Sponsor? Contact Shannon at the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at 775-298-4485 or info@tahoerimtrail.org for more information. Christina promises to spoil you rotten.

 

 

 

 

A Hauntingly Good Time

Published by Christina on September 27, 2012, in Recent Projects

Join us for a night you won’t soon forget. Only a few tickets are still available, don’t miss out…

SPONSORS CONTRIBUTE TO SUCCESS OF HALLOWEEN-INSPIRED FUNDRAISING EVENT THAT BENEFITS TRUCKEE DONNER HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND TRAILS & VISTAS

Truckee, CA’s fourth annual Historical Haunted Tour offers an evening complete with entertaining storytelling, merriment and prize-packed raffle to raise funds for the Truckee Donner Historical Society and Trails & Vistas on Thursday, Oct. 18 and Friday, Oct. 19.

  • What:  Historical Haunted Tour
  • Where:  Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats, 10007 Bridge Street, Truckee, CA 96161
  • When: 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19. Tours depart every 15 minutes, last approximately two hours
  • Tickets:  $35 at truckeehistorytour.com

“The Tour is such a success based on the generosity of our incredible sponsors and raffle donors and the tremendous contributions made by more than sixty talented volunteers,” shares Christina Stoever-Young of Sunshine Tahoe, the producer of Truckee’s annual sell out
fundraising event.

The Historical Haunted Tour features frightening tales with an entertaining twist and treats galore. Each attendee will receive a flashlight key chain thanks to the generosity of Mountain Home Center, and, everyone who completed a brief survey will receive a $10 Squeeze In coupon. In addition, tour attendees will enjoy a 10 percent discount off their dining bill at Moody’s (food only).

The adults-only tour features stops at many historic gems including Bespoke, Coffee Bar, downtown Mountain Home Center, MOBO Law, the Old Jail Museum, Scraps Dog Bakery and The Pour House.

“I dare you to join us as we embark on a haunted journey like no other,” invites Stoever-Young who mentioned that more than seventy percent of the tickets have already been purchased but it’s not too late to get in on the raffle. Raffle tickets will be available both evenings of the event at Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats.

2012 Highlights
Visitors and residents alike are encouraged to help support the Historical Haunted Tour’s beneficiaries while vying for unique raffle prizes. The drawing will take place at 9:30 p.m. on Friday at Moody’s (winners do not have to be present to win). For just $5, raffle tickets offer an opportunity to support two nonprofit organizations and a chance to win extraordinary prizes.

  • A weekend at The Richardson House
  • Two nights at The River Street Inn
  • Two nights at The Truckee Hotel
  • Two night stay at the Hampton Inn
  • A vintage English flask compliments of Bespoke
  • Pampered Pooch package from Scraps
  • Dorinda’s Chocolates
  • A KidZone Children’s Museum Membership
  • “Early Morning” Squeeze In gift baskets
  • Walking tour for 6 with Tahoe historian Mark McLaughlin
  • A rustic walking stick and admission to Trails & Vistas 10th Anniversary Hike
  • Framed vintage photo from Truckee Donner Historical Society
  • $50 Burger Me gift coupon
  • Surprise Historical Haunted Tour Souvenirs

Treats for Children
The KidZone Children’s Museum in Truckee is offering a special hands-on Halloween science night including a pizza dinner for ages 5 and up from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. The cost is $20 per child with a discounted cost of $15 for additional siblings for Tour attendees. Call (530) 587-5437 to reserve a place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s sponsors include The Richardson House, Spin Games, Sunshine Tahoe, Truckee Donner Historical Society, Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats, Squeeze In and KidZone Children’s Museum. Media partners include Tahoe TV, Moonshine Ink, The Weekly, Sierra Sun and KTKE.

ABOUT TRUCKEE’S 2012 HISTROICAL HAUNTED TOUR
The 2012 Historical Haunted Tour, produced by Sunshine Tahoe, is a fundraiser for the Truckee Donner Historical Society and Trails & Vistas. Sponsorship, ticket sales and raffle revenue offer the two Truckee-based nonprofits operating revenue to continue their missions
for the community. The tour has raised more than $15,000 for the two nonprofits over the last three years. Admission is $35 per person and includes a complimentary glass of wine.

Tickets and more information are available at truckeehistorytour.com.