'Barrels of thanks' from food closet


Barrels of thanks go out to the Carson Valley community for their support of holiday food drives and barrels throughout town. How fortunate we are to live in a community where everyone gets in the act to display the true spirit of Christmas. Everyone from the Boy Scouts, Douglas Disposal, KTVN Channel 2, the Carson Valley Inn and local businesses participated in the success.

Here are the businesses we wish to thank: Douglas Disposal, AG Edwards, South Lake Tahoe Mortgage, Charles Schwab, Cold Stone Creamery, Business Bank of Nevada, Minden Pizza Factory, Hamdogs Restaurant, Coyote Bar & Grill, Zephr Cove Post Office, Stateline Post Office, Douglas County Comptroller and Sheriff office's, Stodick Estates South Model Home, Muscle Manipulators Massage, World Gym (Minden and north Carson), and Orchard Antiques.

Not to be forgotten are the Sheriff's Mounted Posse for their help in distributing Christmas dinner boxes and all the food closet volunteers. Thanks to everyone who participated and contributed to this wonderful effort. All of us at the food closet deeply appreciate your help and generosity. The joy of the holiday will remain in the hearts of those you helped.

Eileen Boettiger

Director Carson Valley Community Food Closet

Donna Kurtz

Assistant director Carson Valley Community Food Closet

Belated thanks


The food closet was especially busy in November. Thanks to donations from local businesses and individuals, a total of 255 turkey dinner boxes were distributed to the Carson Valley community. Food closet volunteers made sure that all the orders were packed and ready to go. Appreciative families and individuals received traditional Thanksgiving dinner boxes with turkey, stuffing, canned cranberries, vegetables, potatoes, rolls and pie.

Local organizations and individuals that contributed in November were (pounds): Valley Cruisers (1,558), Mike Smith (462), Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School (170), Minden Elementary School (2,182), Carson Valley Middle School (547), Minden Montessori (185), Land of Oz Preschool (104), Douglas High School Block D (4,852), St. Gall Catholic Church (451), Trinity Lutheran Church (512), Shepard of the Sierra Lutheran Church (78), Coventry Cross Episcopal Church (20), Kiwanis (20), Boy Scouts of Minden and Gardnerville (5,850), Christ Presbyterian Church (27), Douglas NHS (1,970), Scarselli (876), Carson Valley Methodist church (1,527), Sunflower Learning Center (93), Tahoe Community Church (438), Minden Pizza Factory, Ann Gandester (27), Douglas Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) (55), Darrell Mobley (1,250), Joan Tran (30), and Sertoma (5). Above donations total over 21,000 pounds of canned goods and food. Regular grocery contributors: Raley's, Scolari's, Smith's, Costco, Sugar Plum Bakery, Russell's Mercantile and Starbucks.

Cash donations received: Mary and Ronald Perth, Mary and Johnny Fauria, Katherine and Robert Taormina (in memory of Ralph Smith), Jennifer and Allen Huntley, Gail and Robert Nault, Gizelle Hughes/Hairport, Mary and Marc Frank, Linda and Dan Stratton, Valeene and Paul Arbour, Jolaine and Jay Johnson, Georgianne and Robert Lindberg, Katherine and Robert Taormina, Smith's customer donations, Rhonda Moore Insurance, Arnold Peterson, Diane and Charles Carroll, Max Jones, Dorothy Thran, Mary and Eugene Pleiman, Marcella Oxoby, Rebecca and Kevin Servatius, John Johnson and Cerena Cooper, Suzanne and Timothy Taylor, Dora Rogallo, Timkin-Sturgis Foundation, Closet Crafters, Johanna Bellesiles, Bonnie Fettic, Coventry Cross Episcopal Church, Merrill Construction, Schwab/Sandra and Ray Bolger, Sylvia Griffith, Carson Valley Flyers, John Williams, William Hart, Geraldine Tollmann of Tollman Insurance, and anonymous (2).

The generosity of the Carson Valley community is reflected above. With deep appreciation the Carson Valley Food Closet wishes to thank each and every one who participated to make November and the Thanksgiving holiday a success. From children in school, the Boy Scouts, local businesses and adults alike, together you represent a very supportive community. The Carson Valley Food Closet is located at 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville and is open Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. Contact Eileen Boettiger, director or Donna Kurtz, assistant director for donations or information at 782-3711.

Marabel Moorhead

Food Closet Volunteer


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