Annual food drive Friday at Carson Valley Inn |

Annual food drive Friday at Carson Valley Inn

Staff Reports

Friday is the annual Channel 2 “Share Your Christmas” Food Drive at the Carson Valley Inn.

In 2012, the drive collected 95,291 pounds of food and $51,833 in cash to benefit the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.

Hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine, in the north parking lot of the Carson Valley Inn.

The Bloodmobile will also be on site taking blood donations from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Santa will be landing in the CareFlight helicopter at 10 a.m.

Channel 2 News will have Arianna Bennett, Chris Ciarlo and Adam Varahachaikol to chronicle the festivities. Also on hand will be Back Country Horsemen, the steel drum band from Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, Douglas High School jazz band, the bell choir from Carson Valley United Methodist Church, “Boomer” from Douglas Disposal and a fire engine from the East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts. A crew from Right of Passage volunteers will be on hand to help collect food donations.

“There will be candy canes for the kids, and donations from them would be appreciated,” organizers said.

For more information call the food closet at 782-3711. Donations may be mailed to the food closet at 1255 Waterloo Lane Unit B, Gardnerville, 89410.