Alibi Ale Works in Truckee lit up with energy on a vibrant June 28 evening as the crowd swarmed in. The air was filled with laughter, clinking glasses, and the anticipation of a unique bingo experience. The charismatic Rev. Rusty Reams took the stage, his voice resonating through the speakers, announcing, “It’s time for B-I-N-G-O! BINGO!”

True to his word, Rusty delivered an unforgettable night, transforming the traditional game into a modern sensation, this time as a Moonshine Ink fundraiser. The venue shimmered with dazzling lights, and the thumping disco beats set the rhythm for the enthusiastic participants. Everyone couldn’t help but move and groove to the music.

Excitement surged through the crowd as winner after winner claimed their prize, including the coveted grand prize, a Jones snowboard. Big thank-you to all of our prize donors: Jones Snowboards, Palisades Tahoe, Tahoe Donner, Cooking Gallery, Word After Word, Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats, Coalition, Paddle Me SUP Yoga and Fitness, Tahoe Art Haus, Tahoe Dave’s, White Buffalo, Alibi Ale Works, and Pass It On Thrift.


The evening was an absolute game-night extravaganza, and our gratitude knows no bounds for the incredible turnout and enthusiasm displayed by our readers and community members. As devoted journalists, us Moonshiners spend countless hours behind the scenes, diligently typing away on our keyboards, striving to deliver comprehensive, insightful, and impartial journalism for our community. Thus, having the opportunity to connect with you, our dear readers, face-to-face, witnessing your smiles firsthand, adds an extra layer of significance to our work. We can’t thank you enough for a strong showing and so much support!


  • Kyra Mattson

    Kyra Mattson grew up in North Lake Tahoe and went on to graduate from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s degree in digital journalism with concentrations in both business management and fashion studies. Before returning to Lake Tahoe, she spent time living in New York City, London, Paris, and Hawaii. Kyra loves to spend time exploring the outdoors and enjoying her loved ones.

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