Thanks to proceeds from their Crab Feed held in February, the Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 recently presented donations to two recipients.
On March 9, the Elks presented the Northern Nevada Dream Center with a check to thank the organization for the support they provide to the Carson Valley community. The money will help fund NNDC’s home delivery program, which brings food to those who are homebound or without transportation. Learn more about NNDC’s mission and programs at nndreamcenter.org.
On March 17, the Elks presented the Douglas High School JROTC with a check to help them purchase uniforms and assist with expenses related to other events the group participates in.
Cadets led the Presentation of Colors and assisted with service and clean up of the dinner, held in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and Elks members who have birthdays during the winter months.
Elks host April 15 dance
The Elks have another Country Line Dance Night planned for April 15; proceeds will support the Elk’s scholarship fund.
The dance takes place at the lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. The bar will be open and accepting credit cards for food and drinks; burgers and fries will be available from 4:30-6 p.m. The dance starts at 7 p.m. and lessons will be offered the first hour.
JJ Christy from KBUL-FM is the event’s DJ and musical host. Dancers can kick up their heels to a variety of country tunes with a bit of rock and roll mixed in for good measure.
The dance is open to the public; those age 21 and over are welcome to attend. Entry is a $5 donation at the door, and you can RSVP for the dance event at the Tahoe-Douglas Elks’ website: tahoedouglaselks.org
Sertoma Coat Drive a great success
Sertoma Coat Drive Chair Eileen Behr shared that the organization had a record-breaking number of donations this year.
Thanks to the incredible generosity of the local community, area businesses and organizations, and all the places that hosted blue barrel donation stations, Sertoma members gathered and distributed more than 8700 warm items, including 3800 coat and jackets.
“Neither snow or rain or snow drifts or creek overflows kept us from collecting and distributing warmth,” said Behr. “Well, maybe it hindered us for a bit, but the weather didn’t stop us.”
In addition to supplying local programs, agencies, charities, and organizations with donations, Sertoma held three distribution events: one at the Douglas County senior lunch, one at the Carson City senior lunch, and one at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.
Sertoma’s annual coat drive runs November through January. For more information about their community involvement, volunteer efforts, events, and meeting times, visit carsonvalleysertoma.org
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