Car wash planned to benefit youth programs this Saturday |

Car wash planned to benefit youth programs this Saturday

Staff Reports

Members of the Carson Valley Boys & Girls Club Western Nevada Torch Club are washing cars 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stratton Center, 1532 Highway 395, in Gardnerville.

Cars are $5 and trucks are $7. Snacks will be available for sale and shade will be provided for people waiting for their cars to be washed.

Lead Melissa Scaramella said the Torch Club is a leadership group and service club for boys and girls ages 10 and up. The club helps meet the character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their lives.

Torch Club members elect officers and work together to implement projects in four focus areas: service to club and community, education, health and fitness, and social recreation.

“Torch Club members agree upon and implement which projects or programs they wish to engage with,” Scaramella said. “As a group, our Torch Club members chose to raise the money to purchase club T-shirts to identify ourselves while we are doing projects within the community, either helping by volunteering or raising money for those in need.”

Scaramella said while the Carson Valley Torch Club isn’t new, members will be more active and involved in the community with service projects.

“I took over leading our club at the beginning of April and this is my first community project,” she said. “We’re excited to get our first community service programs going and will wear our new shirts with pride.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada’s Carson Valley Clubhouse is at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School.