Young at Heart hosts holiday craft fair

Staff Reports

Young at Heart's annual Holiday Craft Fair is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane in Gardnerville. The fair features handmade gift items from area crafters, bake sale items, music and door prizes, including overnight stays, dinner and show packages, 18 holes of golf with a cart, movie passes and gift certificates.

The fair kicks off the 2010 Young at Heart Membership drive. Membership is open to age 55 or older with annual dues of $3. Funds raised by Young At Heart are used for holiday gift bags, repairs and upkeep at the senior center, fundraising for a new center and community events. Join or renew memberships with Ann Smutnak at the craft fair.

Information at the senior center, 783-6455.

Gift shop ready for holidays

The Young at Heart gift shop in the Douglas County Senior Center specializes in handmade jewelry, gifts, artwork, sculptures. Ten percent of purchases benefit Young at Heart community projects.

The gift shop is open 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday in the lobby of the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Information, 783-6455.

Items needed for gift bags

The Young At Heart Senior Citizens Club, the Douglas County Senior Center and students from Gardnerville Elementary and Douglas High schools start preparing Christmas gift bags for the recipients of Meals-on-Wheels and Douglas County homebound seniors on Dec. 10 at the senior center.

Gift bags will be delivered with the meals Dec. 15-17. There are 98 Meals-on Wheels clients, 63 women and 35 men. Most of these Meals-on-Wheels recipients and homebound seniors live alone, and in some cases this is the only Christmas gift they receive.

Donations of small presents such as sample size shampoo, conditioner and hand lotion, lip balm, playing cards, games, candy, cans of nuts, wash cloths, hand towels, socks, gloves and ornaments are needed for the gift bags. Also needed is sugar-free candy for 18 diabetic clients.

Deliver donations to the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, or call the senior center at 783-6455 or Paul Lockwood at 782-6583 for donation pick-up. Cash or gift card donations may be made for Young At Heart to presents. Donations may be mailed to the Young At Heart Senior Citizens Club, P. O. Box 1042, Gardnerville, NV 89410-1042.


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