Annual Food Fest to benefit local education set for Oct. 15 |

Annual Food Fest to benefit local education set for Oct. 15

Bill Kingman
Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation

The Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation is a local nonprofit organization which supports the educational programs and needs of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District. All the funds raised by the LTEF are from individual and business donations from community members who value education.

In the past several years, the LTEF has funded class-size reduction for first grade, science enrichment activities in the elementary schools, healthy lifestyles education and after-school programs. Also, thanks to the community’s donations, the LTEF has been able to contribute significant financial support for music, art and physical education programs. Last year, every school in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District received funds for enrichment activities from the LTEF. The Foundation is conducting the 2010/11 community support drive and gladly accepts donations at its website,

California’s budget crisis has reduced funding for our local school district by more than $10 million in just the past two years, and more cuts are expected next year. The programs that the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation supports now become more important than ever. With a new year beginning for our 4,000 local students, the foundation urges the community to support school activities and LTEF fundraisers.

The foundation’s annual Food Fest, especially popular and the major fundraiser, will be held again this year at Harvey’s Resort Hotel Convention Center on Friday, Oct. 15 from 6:30-10 p.m. Dozens of local favorite eateries and beverage vendors will provide a full evening of samplings and enjoyment. Tickets are $40 at the door or can be purchased in advance online for $35 at

Supporting the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation supports all of our children. Please consider becoming a supporter today.

– Bill Kingman is on the board of directors of the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation

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