Old West fund-raiser to benefit film festival

Grab your partner and head down to David Walley's Hot Springs on Aug. 24 to "Celebrate the Old West" in a stylish-sort of Western way. The fund-raiser dinner and whole evening of entertainment commences at 6 p.m.

Beneficiary of the event Ñ in addition to those happy folks who come along for the partyin' Ñ is the third annual Lake Tahoe Pioneering in Film Festival.

On hand to liven up David Walley's for the evening will be the wild and wooly Virginia City Gun Slingers, cowboy poet Richard Elloyan with songs and poems of the West, music by JJ Entertainment and plenty of line-dancing opportunities for everyone.

The Old West menu includes three stations of highfalutin, stick-to-your-ribs grub as well as a wide variety of salads.

From the "Open Fire" enjoy roasted goat, black Angus rump roast, pork ribs, marinated tongue in a red beer sauce and pan fried squirrel.

Laid out on the chuck station you'll find green chicken chili stew, braised flank steak, barbecued red snapper, corn casserole, green beans with bacon and fried potatoes with onions. And to top it off the dessert station features steaming homemade blueberry bread pudding.

Not only can you fill your tummy, but there's no need to go home empty handed, neither. A silent auction, drawing, movie trivia, and prizes donated by local businesses from the Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe will be up for grabs.

The grand prize of the evening is a catered dinner for six at the lucky winner's home by DW's Restaurant.

Plus all that fun is for a good cause.

During the third annual Lake Tahoe Pioneering in Film Festival, April 4 through 7, 2002, film aficionados will celebrate Special Effects, which have come a long way since they figured out how to simulate gunfire so nobody got hurt.

Film screenings of old and new films will take place at the Lake Tahoe Community College, Harrah's, Caesars, Wallace Theaters and in the Valhalla Boathouse Theater. The Horizon Casino Resort will host the festival's Hospitality Suite, which serves as the nerve center of the entire event. For information on the Film Festival, call (530) 577-7770.

To get to David Walley's Hot Springs to "Celebrate the Old West," just mosie on down outside of historic Genoa. Reservations are required. Cost is $24.95 inclusive. Call (775) 782-8155, ext. 8953.


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