South Shore brief: Fundraiser Saturday for woman who lost daughter |

South Shore brief: Fundraiser Saturday for woman who lost daughter

Push Fitness will host a fundraiser from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12 for their massage therapist, Luisa, who is recovering from the loss of her daughter, Audrey Genesis Rugamas. Her coworkers hope to raise funds for living expenses so she can take enable her to take time off work.

The event will include face painting, fitness pictures, karate show, waxing and sugaring, cut-a-thon, chair message. Funds raised with these services will go toward Luisa’s expenses.

A silent auction includes donations of Personal Training sessions, Sport performance chiropractic exam, Lake Tahoe Chocolate Shop-Basket, Sunsational Tan-Basket, 986 Hotel-two night stay, Harrahs show tickets, photo from Brad Scott Photography, South Shore Bikes gift certificate, Frankcos Boxing training and a Bath and Body Basket.

Anyone who would like to help can call 530-544-9111.

Sugarloaf Stampede raises over $17,000

More than 140 runners braved the unpredictable weather on March 29, and participated in the inaugural Sugarloaf Stampede benefitting the Sugarloaf Station Foundation — a nonprofit organization that grants partial scholarships to students who attend the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp during the summer. Students, parents, teachers, community members and their families ran or walked 5k, 10k and 10-mile courses on the El Dorado Trail and afterwards enjoyed food, vendors and raffle prizes.

The El Dorado County Office of Education organized the fundraiser. A combination of entry fees, event sponsors and supporters produced over $17,000 for the foundation, which has awarded more $264,000 in scholarships in the last 14 years.

EDCOE also administers the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp located at the Sly Park Environmental Education Center in Pollock Pines. The camp celebrates its 53rd birthday this year. During the weeklong camp, students between grades five and 12 expand their skills in visual arts, theater, video, vocal, textile and various other arts such as photography.

For more information about the camp, visit

US 50 Yard Sale dates set

The 15th Annual “Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale” has been announced for May 16-18. Stretching 3,000 miles from Ocean City, Maryland, to Sacramento, Calif., the sale is the longest annual yard sale in the world.

Individuals living along U.S. 50 are welcome to participate — and it is free. Registration is not required, although sellers are reminded to adhere to any local regulations and to be mindful of such concerns as safety and parking.

The sale varies from community to community. In some locations the sale may be more formally organized on the local level. These communities are invited to list their activities on the national site at In other communities it is more informal and just a matter of individuals living along U.S. 50 having their own yard sales during that weekend.

Re-use is also the purest form of recycling, so the event is also considered environmentally friendly.

Those wanting more information may contact Tom Taylor, National Coordinator, at

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