Time for Turkey Trot registrations

The Carson Valley Food Closet's Turkey Trot was well attended in 2019. The event will be back this year after being virtual during 2020.

The Carson Valley Food Closet's Turkey Trot was well attended in 2019. The event will be back this year after being virtual during 2020.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


The 2021 Carson Valley Turkey Trot offers the option of completing a virtual 5K during November or participating in a Thanksgiving Day run at Minden Park.

Participants are invited to walk, hike, jog, or run in a location of their choosing anytime between Nov. 8-25 for the virtual option (treadmill miles count, too). The in-person event takes place Nov. 25 at 1601 Sixth St., and includes the return of the Kids’ Turkey Dash for those 12 and younger. In-person runners are encouraged to don costumes, and dogs on leashes are welcome at the event.

Open to all ages, this annual fun run benefits the Carson Valley Community Food Closet and the Douglas Animal Welfare Group (dawgrescue.com), which aims to better the lives of Douglas County animals by working to improve their adoptability; providing education about responsible pet ownership; and engaging activities that support animals, their owners, and the community.

Register online at thefoodcloset.org. Cost is $25 per person for either the virtual or in-person event and $15 for the Kids Turkey Dash. Runners will receive a swag bag that includes a commemorative T-shirt, race bib, and medal; the kids’ registration includes a race bib and trophy. Race packets may be picked up at CVCFC between Nov. 15-24; check thefoodcloset.org/turkey-trot-faqs.html for specific days and hours.

Questions about the 2021 Turkey Trot can be directed to CVCFC at 775-782-3711 or via email at info@thefoodcloset.org.

Sertoma Coat Drive begins this week

Carson Valley Sertoma Club’s fifth annual coat drive is ongoing through Jan. 31. The service organization is collecting new and gently used coats, sweaters, gloves, scarves, socks, hats, and blankets in all sizes. Monetary donations to the coat drive are welcome and are used to purchase other needed items including toiletries.

Last year’s coat drive resulted in more than 7,100 items being distributed to more than 20 agencies, organizations, and clubs that provide assistance to those in need.

Look for Sertoma’s signature blue donation barrels at the following locations in Douglas County: ABE Printing and Copy Center, Ace Hardware, Anytime Fitness, The Boutique, C.O.D. Casino, Custom Framing & Design LLC, Double J Automotive, Douglas County Community & Senior Center, Douglas County Library in Minden, DST Coffee, The Grill Next Door, Round Table Pizza, St. Gall Catholic Church, Sierra Market, Tractor Supply Co., the UPS Store, and Wa She Shu Casino. Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School and Douglas High School also have onsite barrels to collect student and staff donations.

Donation barrel locations in Carson City are: Benson’s Feed & Tack, Carson City Library, Carson City Senior Center, Guild Mortgage, Tractor Supply Co., and Trader Joe’s.

Sertoma is a volunteer organization whose name means SERvice TO MAnkind. All are welcome to attend the Carson Valley club meetings, held Friday mornings from 7-8 a.m. at C.O.D. Casino, 1593 Esmeralda Ave., in Minden.

For information about making monetary donations to the coat drive, hosting a collection barrel, or providing the name of an organization that could benefit from a coat drive clothing donation, log on to carsonvalleysertoma.org.

Amy Roby can be reached at ranchosroundup@hotmail.com.


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