Some ways to share joy this holiday season

There is still time to sponsor a child in need by choosing an angel from one of the Project Santa Claus Angel Trees around town. Trees are located at Bently Biofuels, Carson Valley Medical Center, Raley's, R&T Cleaners, Scolari's, Sharkey's, Taylor-York Salon and Tumblewind. Wrapped gifts must be returned by Dec. 16.

Volunteers are needed to help assemble, wrap and sort gifts. Older children and adults can simply show up at the Douglas County Fairgrounds pavilion building Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 16-19 and also Monday, Dec. 21. Workdays will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There is no need to bring anything; duties will be assigned once you arrive.

For more information, contact Marilyn Malkmus at 782-4931.

Gift Tree for homeless animals

The Douglas Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) and Kori Snyder of Max's Pet Supplies are hosting a holiday gift tree through Dec. 22 in order to supply shelter animals with items such as kibble, leashes and toys. Tax-deductible monetary gifts are also being accepted and go toward spay and neuter fees, medical emergencies, health problems, training and special diets.

For more information, log onto or stop by Max's Pet Supplies in the Raley's Center in Gardnerville. Their number is 782-8088.

Additionally, you can always take your recyclable aluminum to the receptacle in the Douglas County Animal Shelter parking lot. Proceeds from the collected aluminum benefit the animals at the shelter, located at 921 Pinenut Road in Gardnerville.

Senior Christmas dinner

Seniors age 65 and older are invited to a free turkey dinner at 1 p.m. on Christmas Day at the Carson Valley Residential Care Center. There will be pumpkin pie, prizes and entertainment as well. Transportation to the facility is available by calling 265-1400, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Arrangements must be made by Dec. 21.

The Carson Valley Residential Care Center is at 1189 Kimmerling Road, west of the Gardnerville Ranchos post office.

Meneley Art Show

Kudos to art teacher Mary Stoll and the staff at Meneley Elementary, who hosted a wonderful evening of art that showcased student work this week. What a thrill for parents and children to see the work so beautifully displayed throughout the entire school. There was even a scavenger hunt for families to complete together. Thank you for such a fun event!

Amy Roby can be reached at


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