Shindig was a success


The Western Shindig held Aug. 6 raised over $6,000 for Family Support Council. This money will help women and children live lives free of violence and will continue the free programs offered to families in Douglas County. We want to thank the following individuals and businesses that donated to our fundraiser: Elliott Ames Mortgage, Bing Materials, Andy Rice, Hussman Ranch, Sweetie Pies, Russell's Mercantile, Eastern Sierra Feed, Steve and Cindy Hamilton, Belle's Boutique, Patti Bertram, Kelly Chase, Mary Kelsh, Mary Ellen Connaway and The Body Shop at Home with Pam Mann. A special thank you to Charter Communications and Dave Morgan for our advertising video. Scott Gahagen with KCMY My Country Radio was a great emcee for the day and we appreciate his time. Of course, the day would not have been a success without the fine meal cooked by Pat and Ann Geary of Valley View Ranch and the music provided by David John and the Comstock Cowboys.

Kathi Hussman

Food closet welcomes community support


The Food Closet continues to receive strong support from the local community businesses and individuals. The donations come in the form of food items and cash used to stock Food Closet shelves for distribution to those who qualify for assistance.

The following donations were received for June. Food donations (pounds): Mike Smith (887), Starbuck's (31), Kiwanis (66), Farmers Market (272), United Methodist Church (91), High Sierra Flycasters (6), St. Gall's Catholic Church (403), Christ Presbyterian Church (30) and Mary Poell (35). Regular grocery and bakery sponsors: Starbuck's, Costco, Raley's, Smith's, Scolari's and Sugar Plum Bakery.

Cash donations: Coventry Cross Church, Smith's, ReMax Realtors, O'Brien Paint, Beverly Realty, Carson Valley Transmission, Carson Valley Lions, Helping Hands Antique/Thrift Store, Scolari's, Merrill Construction, Gary Anderson DDS, John & Elizabeth Williams, Mrs. Ellbogen's fourth-grade class, Gardnerville Elementary School, Marie Machetta and anonymous.

Do you have any food items in your pantry that the Food Closet could use? Or do you have some spare time to help with pick-up or distribution? If so, just drop off food items at 1244 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville, Monday through Wednesday and Friday 1-4 p.m. Contact: Eileen Boettiger, director or Donna Kurtz, assistant director at 782-3711 for information about volunteering. The Food Closet greatly appreciates your generous support.

Marabel Moorhead

Carson Valley Community Food Closet volunteer

Rummage sale made awesome by volunteers


Father Paul McCollum, Father Elberto Melendez and the St. Gall Catholic Community wish to thank all who participated with the preparation of our Annual Awesome Rummage Sale. Park Ranch for allowing us to store furniture items the whole month of July.

The community for their continued support of donations, our shoppers and the many, many volunteers who worked for 45 days preparing. We wish to thank the following businesses that supported us with their donations and assistance: Sertoma, Raley's Scolari's, The Record-Courier, Nevada Appeal, Park Ranch, Barone & Reed, Overland Basque Restaurant, Sierra Nevada Trading Co., Northern Nevada Fence Co., Artistic Fence, Sani-Hut, Douglas Disposal, Town of Gardnerville and our favorite local TV Channel 26 for promoting throughout the month.

Left over items were distributed to: Veterans of Foreign Wars, Abbey's Crossing, Casa, Blue Star Mom's City of Refuge, Elks, Fish, Helping Hands, Salvation Army, Project Santa Claus, Scarecrow Festival Friends of MS, Computer Corps, Wild Horse Spirit, DAWG and Dog Town Rescue Yearington Paiute Tribe. We apologize if we missed your name; so many helping hands.

St. Gall Catholic Church


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