By Tim Hauserman
August 8th was Tahoe City’s 150th Anniversary. In true, small town fashion the community presented a low key celebration in honor of the event. It began with a parade on the Lakeside Trail from the Safeway Shopping Center to the Commons Beach. There was a motorized horse, several golf carts carrying long time locals, a dry land kayak drill team and a small tree with a sign that said Big Tree in honor of the Big Tree that was once the symbol of Tahoe City. After the parade, most of those assembled adjourned to the Tahoe City Golf Course for music, food and libations.
This was just the warm-up for a series of events to honor the 150th Anniversary of Tahoe City that will be held over the Labor Day holiday. On August 30th there will be a Speakeasy Pub Crawl, with a kick-off reception at the Heritage Plaza. On August 31st, you can be part of a 150th Anniversary Gala with a tour of the Truckee River Dam, followed by dining, cocktails and a presentation on the history of the area by a cast of local characters. Then September 1st, you can spend your day on the Commons. Join a group paddle as part of the Judge Vernon Honeymoon Paddle Tour, followed up by the town photo at 2, and a concert on the beach in the evening.
For more information and the complete calendar of events go to www.tahoecity150.com