by Amy Roby

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January 3, 2013
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Tahoe-Douglas Elks ring in New Year with hoops and crab

Feast on this: the Tahoe-Douglas Elks' annual All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed is scheduled for Saturday, January 19 at the CVIC Hall. The meal includes fresh Dun¬geness crab, clam chowder, peel-and-eat shrimp, salad and garlic bread.

No-host cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30. Tickets are $35 per person. Advance reservations and payment, which must be made by January 10, 2013, are required. The Elks are famous for their delicious feasts; this popular annual event usually sells out and there are no tickets available at the door.

Also featured that evening will be a "Your Choice" raffle, a 50/50 raffle for cash, and a bake sale. All proceeds from the event help fund local charities and scholarships supported by the Elks.

The CVIC Hall is located on Esmeralda Street in Minden. For more information, call Judy at 782-6625, Jim at 267-9205, or The Elks Lodge at 265-4523.

n Hoop Shoot

The Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge sponsor the annual Elks "Hoop Shoot" basketball free throw contest on Tuesday, January 8 starting at 3:30 p.m. at Meneley Elementary School. The competition is open to all girls and boys living in Douglas County.

Nearly three million children participate annually in this national event. The contest is free and open to youngsters ages 8-13. Competition is broken down into three age categories (8-9, 10-11, 12-13) for both boys and girls. Each contestant has 25 free throw shots at the hoop; all participants must wear tennis shoes and use provided basketballs.

Local winners will compete in Carson City for the Northern Nevada district titles soon after the January 8 contest. District winners travel to Hawthorne on February 2 for the Nevada State titles. Those winners compete in the West Coast Regionals on February 23 in Las Vegas, and the National Finals take place in Springfield, Massachusetts on April 20. National winners receive a trophy and get their name inscribed at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. Travel expenses for the winners from the Northern Nevada District and their parents are paid for by the Elks.

Meneley Elementary School is located at 1446 Muir Drive in the Gardnerville Ranchos. For more information about the Hoop Shoot, call Gary at 265-6136.

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