Local service clubs host seasonal events, activities

Dan Hamer calls the numbers at an earlier edition of the Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley's Turkey Bingo.

Dan Hamer calls the numbers at an earlier edition of the Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley's Turkey Bingo.

The big blue barrels are set out for Carson Valley Sertoma Club’s sixth annual coat drive. Through Jan. 31, Sertoma is collecting all sizes of new and gently used coats, jackets, blankets, hats, gloves, socks, and other warm items. All monetary contributions are used to purchase new items to benefit the drive.

The 2021-22 Sertoma Coat Drive collected over 3,000 coats and sweaters, and more than 7,300 items in all. Donations were distributed to 22 agencies, organizations, and clubs that provide assistance to those in need.

This year, Sertoma’s signature blue donation barrels can be found at the following Carson Valley locations: ABE Printing and Copy Center, Ace Hardware, Anytime Fitness, Brown Bear Designs, C.O.D. Casino, Custom Framing & Design LLC, Dance Workshop, 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, Tractor Supply Co., the UPS Store, and Wa She Shu Casino.

In Carson City barrels are located at: 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 Avenue in Minden. Find more information at carsonvalleysertoma.org.

Try your luck at Turkey Bingo

Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley hosts their annual family friendly Turkey Bingo on Saturday, November 19 at the CVIC Hall, 1604 Esmeralda Avenue in Minden. Three sessions are scheduled: 12 noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., and doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Paper bingo cards are 2 for $1, and daubers are available for $1 each. There’s no limit to the number of games a person can play at one time, and games will last until all the turkeys are distributed. A special Blackout grand prize will be awarded at the end of each session.

Raffle tickets will be sold during all sessions for a chance to win prizes donated by community businesses and Kiwanis members. Complimentary popcorn and coffee will be served, and hot dogs, chips, water, and soft drinks may be purchased.

Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization for people who want personal involvement in the leadership and improvement of their communities, with a primary focus on local youth. The Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley conducts fundraisers throughout the year to support their scholarship fund and other worthy initiatives that benefit the well-being of local children and families.

Meetings are held every Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at the C.O.D. Casino. For more information, please call 775-339-8882.

Tahoe-Douglas Elks host dinner to honor veterans

The Tahoe-Douglas Elks hosted their annual Veterans Day dinner on Nov. 12 at the lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. US military veterans are invited to enjoy a complimentary meal, and a $25 donation is requested for all other guests.

Social time gets underway at 5 p.m. with dinner following at 6. Reservations are required by Nov. 10; visit tahoedouglaselks.org to RSVP.

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


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