Sign-up by Saturday for scrapbooking

Are you one of those people who have old, dingy photo albums sitting in the back of their closet, the edges of the pictures browning and fading due to time and neglect? It's time to bring on spring cleaning, get those pictures out and turn them into well-preserved memories; start scrapbooking.

Close To My Heart, a nation-wide scrapbooking company, is hosting a community scrapbooking event to raise funds and increase awareness for the Operation Kids children's charities.

Operation Kids is a charity organization that passes on its funds to partner children's charities, such as Operation Smile, National McGruff House and the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA).

"Every year we have scrapbooking events," said Tiffany Levy, a local consultant for Close To My Heart. "This year, all donations are for Operation Kids."

"It was a challenge they (Operation Kids) put forth at a convention last year, to raise a certain amount of money," Levy said.

Scrapbooking events will be continued throughout the day, and attendees will learn valuable scrapbooking techniques, as well as cardmaking. Close To My Heart, aside from their charity fundraisers, also puts on workshops and home demonstrations.

The local consultants hosting this event are from all over Northern Nevada, from Ruhenstroth to Reno to Carson City. Rachel Christensen is the primary coordinator.

Along with the initial costs, other donating opportunities will be offered through a silent auction and a donation jar.

The event will be April 1, from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m at the Carson Valley Methodist Church. The cost is $30 for All Day Crop and $65 for the Crop of the Day of Classes. A la carte classes are also offered for $10 each.

As well as scrapbooking activities, lunch, dinner and ice cream bar will be provided. Pre-registration is required, preferably before March 18.

Contact Rachel Christensen, 265-2376; Tiffany Levy, (530) 694-9353; or Misty Jackson, (775) 849-1714.

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