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AAUW to host Cascade Estates home tour

Cathy Andrew and Terri Jinkens
Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune Kate Ebright, accompanied by a canine companion, paddles her canoe off the shores of what is now known as Cascade Estates. She was widely recognized at the time (circa 1920) for her regular deliveries of flowers to neighbors and nearby churches via the lake. Beautiful flowering gardens remain today, generations later, and can be viewed during the home tour.

Tahoe history, art, beauty and culinary delights will combine on June 26 for an unforgettable day at the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Home Tour and Lakefront Tea.

From 12 noon to 5 p.m., guided tours of three exclusive homes in Cascade Estates will be conducted by docents providing a unique opportunity for visitors to view the historic estate grounds, stables, gardens, meadows and beaches as well as three remarkable homes. The event allows time for visitors to enjoy the day at one of Lake Tahoe’s most beautiful and pristine locations. Only 300 tickets will be sold due to the carefully preserved natural ecology of the location.

All proceeds from the fund-raiser go to the AAUW scholarship fund, which provides scholarships for local middle school girls to attend Tech Trek Camp and scholarships for community college women going on to earn a 4-year degree.

AAUW’s signature program, Tech Trek, is a one-week science and math camp designed to develop interests, excitement and self-confidence in young women who will enter eighth grade in the fall. Tahoe girls attend the camp at Stanford University where they stay in campus dorms. Campers are assigned either a math or science core class that they attend daily. Included are off-campus educational field trips with instructors. Teachers include credentialed, middle school teachers and women currently engaged professionally in math, science or technology. Most important, campers will interact with women who model a high degree of science, mathematics and technology expertise as a part of their daily lives.

This year, we are sending girls from South Lake Tahoe Middle School, St. Theresa’s and Kingsbury Middle School. Our local AAUW chapter is very supportive of this exemplary program. Proceeds of the Cascade Estate Home Tour and Tea will help to send more deserving young women to Tech Trek and support other scholarship programs for our local women as well.

Ticket sales are limited, tax-deductible, and must be purchased in advance. They are available for $40 per person at: South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce; Douglas County Chamber of Commerce; Sierra Bookshop; Neighbors Bookstore; Village Wear and Gifts; or from any AAUW member.

For further information call (530) 544-5150 or e-mail kmhende@charter.net.

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