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Responder dinner tickets going fast

Staff Reports

Tickets are going fast for the Emergency Responder Dinner to be held 4-8 p.m. June 23 at Turtle Rock Park between Markleeville and Woodfords.

The dinner is being held to honor all the emergency responders (volunteer firemen, EMT’s, search and rescue, and deputies and dispatchers) on the east slope of Alpine County.

The coordinating committee, Joyce DeVore, Nani Ellis and Nancy Thornburg, are expecting to feed about 400 people including the responders and their families. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25.

Dinner will consist of barbecued tri-tip and chicken, salads, rolls, fruit, soda pop, coffee and dessert.

Neil and Jackie Nyswonger have volunteered to barbecue the tri-tip, and chef Patrick Henry has volunteered to barbecue the chicken and help with preparation and serving of the dinner.

Some in the community have offered to bring various dishes as well.

There will be a no-host bar of beer and wine. The Alpine Trio will provide music for the dinner.

There will also be a raffle and a silent auction, and some wonderful prizes have been donated. Raffle prizes include a microwave, several massages, a facial, gift certificates at various restaurants, gift baskets, and wine. Silent auction items include a barbecue for six in Hope Valley, an antique rosewood upright piano, a two night stay at a cabin at Lake Tahoe, a gourmet dinner for four prepared in your home by Henry, a sewing machine, use of a 6-yard Dumpster for a week, a magnum of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a case of Villa Gigli wine, an etching of Silver Creek by Gina Gigli, a giclee on canvas by Charles Meunch, a cord of tamarack, a water-colored print, “Grandpa’s Hands” from a pencil drawing by Jonni Hill, and a telescope.

All proceeds after expenses will go to the volunteer groups.

Raffle tickets may be purchased at the door.

If there are dinner tickets left that night they will be sold at the door for $10 each.

To purchase a ticket, donate an item, make a monetary donation, or for questions, contact Joyce DeVore, 694-1710, Nancy Thornburg, 694-2102 or Nani Ellis.