Beloved actress Betty White passed away on New Year’s Eve, just two and a half weeks shy of her 100th birthday.
White was famous not only for her comedic talent, but also for her advocacy work that supported the health and welfare of animals. In White’s honor, her fans posted an online challenge asking people to donate $5 to their local animal shelter on Jan. 17, White’s birthday.
Word of the memorial challenge has spread far and wide through the magic of social media, and two Carson Valley women have come together to take the idea a step further.
After seeing a Facebook post about the challenge, retired DCSD schoolteachers Maria Falconeri and Debbie McNeil were inspired to put out a call for volunteers to help support the fundraising effort.
The group will have a Betty White Challenge donation station set up in front of Smith’s Food and Drug, 1341 Main St. in Gardnerville, on Monday. The public is invited to stop by the donation station anytime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. that day and make a contribution in any amount. All proceeds will benefit Douglas County Animal Services.
“Let’s all make our community a better place for our animals in honor of Betty White,” Falconeri said.
Greet the new year with some golf
Mild temperatures and mostly sunny skies make for good golfing weather, and Carson Valley Golf Course has tee times available.
Their “Hello 2022!” golf tournament takes place this Saturday with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Format is a 4-person scramble, and $40 covers the game, cart, soup, and prize fund.
Call 775-265-3181 to book a tee time or register for the tournament. CVGC is located at 1027 Riverview Drive in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Find information at carsonvalleygolf.com.
Elks host January dining events
The Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 hosts a number of dining events in January.
Reservations must be made by 4:30 p.m. today for Friday night’s Dash and Dine featuring a fish fry with fried shrimp, fries or onion rings, and coleslaw. Donation is $25 for a dinner for two, and meals can be picked up at the lodge anytime between 5-7 p.m.
Call the lodge at 775-265-5483 and leave your name, number of orders for 2 you’d like, preference for fries or onion rings, and pickup time.
The Elks’ family breakfast takes place at the lodge 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 23. The menu includes scrambled eggs and a made-to-order omelet bar, bacon and sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, orange juice, and coffee.
Cost is $9 for each adult Elks member/$6 for a member’s child age 10 and younger, or $10 per non-Elks adult/$7 non-Elks member’s child age 10 and younger.
Taco night is Jan. 27 from 5-6:30 p.m. A complete taco dinner, including homemade rice, beans, fresh guacamole and all the fixings, chips, and dessert is $5. Extra tacos are an additional $3 with compete dinner purchase. Beverages are available at the bar.
Jan. 29 is the last day to secure a spot at the Elks All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed, which takes place at the lodge on Feb. 5. Cost is $60 per person and includes Dungeness crab, shrimp, clam chowder, salad, and garlic bread.
Call Jim Plamenig at 310-874-4655 or 775-267-9205 to make crab feed reservations.
The Tahoe-Douglas Elks lodge is located at 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Proceeds from Elks events benefit local programs for seniors, veterans, and youth.
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