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Tastes of Incline event feeds local scholarships at Lake Tahoe

Rob Galloway
rgalloway@tahoedailytribune.com

The annual Tastes of Incline event returns Aug. 23.

Hosted by P.E.O (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Chapter AC, the event serves as a fundraiser to help local women with educational scholarships.

About five to six scholarships are given out each year — the event is now in its 17th year — in the neighborhood of $1,500-$2,000, according to Marilyn Merritt, event chairwoman.

"We're dedicated to helping the girls in the area," said Merritt. "It's been such a joy to watch them fulfill their educational needs and keep in touch to see how they're blossoming."

Merritt has been involved with the event since 2013. In addition to her, there are approximately 30-40 volunteers each year who also donate their time for the event.

"It's such a fun party," added Merritt. "Friends from all parts of the community come each year and we welcome visitors, too. We want everyone to support education for all young people."

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A total of 300 tickets are available for the event each year and it tends to sell out, so organizers recommend purchasing pre-sale tickets. This year, there are 17 confirmed local restaurants participating as of Aug. 15.

Each of the participating restaurants donates their time and food for each attendee to sink their taste buds into. This year will feature some newcomers to the event — either brand new or haven't participated in a few years.

Food and drink will be accompanied by silent and live auctions. The live auction will have items from ranging from fur jackets to local jewelry to wine.

The Tastes of Incline event will take place at the Chateau, 955 Fairway Blvd., in Incline Village on Thursday, Aug. 23. Event time is from 4:30-7 p.m. Tickets are available for sale at The Potlach ($65 presale – $75 at the door) or by calling to reserve via check at 775-832-8086.