Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care hosts fall fundraiser |

Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care hosts fall fundraiser

Autumn Whitney

For the first time in its 39-year history, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care will have a fall culinary event to raise funds for its mission to care for injured and orphaned animals.

On Thursday, Oct. 19, The Lake House hosts the nonprofit’s first-ever autumn fundraising dinner — called “Wild & Free” — with a four-course menu that includes passed appetizers, first and second courses, and a dessert buffet.

“Several board members have said the food is fantastic, and [The Lake House] has a special menu prepared for us,” said LTWC co-founder Tom Millham. “We have trout, New York strip steak, chicken marsala and tofu for the vegetarians.”

Tickets for the event are $150 and are all-inclusive, offering attendees the chance to enjoy The Lake House’s wine and beer in addition to the meal.

Apart from enjoying an extensive menu from one of South Shore’s newest restaurants, guests will also hear an update from LTWC.

“We’ll be showing a PowerPoint presentation with pictures of animals, a flyover of the new property and what we’ve done over the last 40 years, as well as where we’re going, and give an idea of why we need financial support,” Millham noted.

The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and reservations are required. The fundraiser has a maximum capacity of 40 people, and only 10 seats remain as of publication deadline: Millham said those who wish to attend must call him at 530-577-2273 and reserve a spot prior to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Learn more about Wild & Free and view the full menu online at, or on LTWC’s Facebook page (@laketahoewildlifecare).

The Lake House is located at 1181 Emerald Bay Road.

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