Carson Valley Inn offers Thanksgiving dinner to go |

Carson Valley Inn offers Thanksgiving dinner to go

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The Carson Valley Inn is also offering a Thanksgiving dinner to go for up to ten.

The dinner includes a fully-cooked 10-12 pound turkey plus all the trimmings including mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans amandine, cranberry sauce, a pumpkin pie, rolls and butter for $79 plus tax.

Orders may be placed anytime up to noon on Nov. 27 at the Katie’s cashier counter or call 783-6664 and ask for the Katie’s supervisor.

Pick up is next to the hotel front desk just inside the hotel entrance at your requested time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

The turkey will be hot and the rest is cooked and will simply need re-heating per the enclosed instructions.

“We realize that some of our customers prefer to enjoy Thanksgiving at home rather than dining out,” said Joey Whitacre, director of casino operations and marketing. “Our Thanksgiving Dinner to Go is designed to relieve some of the holiday stress, and being able to use your INN Club points toward this dinner is a bonus.”

Thanksgiving Day dinner specials will be offered in CV Steak and Katie’s Country Kitchen on Thanksgiving Day, as well as their regular menus

Douglas Disposal hosts food drive

Douglas Disposal’s 19th annual food drive begins Dec. 9-13.

Donations of nonperishable food items in plastic bags should be placed beside trash cans to be picked up by a Douglas Disposal employee.

The collected food is weighed and delivered to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.

Donations may also be delivered to the Douglas Disposal office at 1653 Lucerne Street Suite A in the Minden Village. For more information, call 782-5713.

In 2012, Douglas Disposal collected 11,006 pounds of food from their customers.

“As always, the goal is to exceed the previous year’s totals so that everyone in the community can enjoy the holiday season that much more,” organizers said.

Carson Valley Community Food Closet is located at 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville.

Weidinger receives four awards

Lake Tahoe-based Weidinger Public Relations was presented with four awards by the Public Relations Society of American, Sierra Nevada Chapter for various campaigns at the organization’s 27th annual Silver Spike Awards.

The designations recognize northern Nevada’s best communications practices and professionals of 2013. The Silver Spike designation is the highest honor from the Chapter and identifies outstanding achievement, far-reaching client results, and high standards for quality of work and ethics. A total of 10 awards were presented to agencies, firms and businesses throughout the Sierra Nevada area for campaigns in the past year.

Weidinger PR received awards for each of its four entries: two Silver Spikes and two Awards of Excellence, with three designations on behalf of projects for the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and one for Tahoe Transportation District.

WPR received top honors for the American Century Championship, the annual celebrity golf tournament in association with the Vizion Group of Philadelphia, Pa., and partners NBC Sports, American Century Investments, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, and Edgewood Tahoe.

A second Silver Spike was also earned with the Tahoe Transportation District campaign for The Incline Gateway, the announcement and grand opening of the Tahoe Basin’s first roundabout at Mt. Rose Highway and Highway 28. It featured local resident and environmental proponent Mike Love of the Beach Boys. The singer’s star power and his co-authored “I Get Around” gold record theme was part of the effort that helped shine a national spotlight on the event and conservation benefits to the area.

Awards of Excellence were received for Operation Sierra Storm, the television meteorologists’ conference that generated national media attention for Tahoe South as a leading winter destination. It featured keynote speaker, Chris Field, a member of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority public relations campaign in early summer about Tahoe South’s Redevelopment Renaissance earned an Award of Excellence in the Bronze Spike category for tactics as a result of extensive media coverage.