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CVI, Channel 2 sponsor food drive

by Rosemarie Middendorf

The Carson Valley now has its own “Share Your Holiday” Food Drive, sponsored by KTVN Channel 2 in Reno.

Carson Valley Inn, also a sponsor, at 1627 Highway 395, Minden, will be the location of the curbside “drive-by collection” on Friday, Dec. 17, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Donors should approach the Carson Valley Inn by turning from Highway 395 onto Buckeye at the signal, make a left turn on Eighth Street, immediately after passing the Bently building, and drive directly toward the Carson Valley Inn. This will avoid congestion.

KTVN and their employees are assisting the Carson Valley Community Food Closet and Northern Nevada Food Bank, according to Nancy Cope, KTVN New Director.

It’s very simple to participate in this event. Donors may gather non-perishable food items and/or paper goods and place them in a bag, put it in their vehicle and on their way to work or elsewhere and drop by Carson Valley Inn – and a volunteer will assist them. Drivers do not have to get out of their vehicles.

Items needed are cereals, potato, pancake and cake mixes, noodles, rice, macaroni, canned peas, beans, soups, spaghetti, tomato sauce, various broths, juices, fruit, tuna, salmon, any meats, baby food, toilet tissue, kleenex, diapers, band aids, bath soaps, toothbrushes and paste, combs, hair spray, sanitary napkins, dish and laundry soaps.

A variety of Carson Valley groups will participate in the KTVN entertainment for the day. Among them are The Relaxed Fit Men’s Quintet; Scarselli and C.C. Meneley elementary 6th grade band; Image choir of Douglas High School; Douglas High School Jazz Band; and the Douglas High School Madrigal Choir.

Santa (J.C. Carrillo) will also be present to distribute to the youngsters candies donated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Protective Association. While at home, residents may tune to KTVN Channel 2 CBS throughout the day.

All contributions will be donated to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, located in the Hussman Building at 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville.

The Food Closet, a non-profit organization manned solely by volunteers since 1988, attempts to provide food year-round to families who qualify in Douglas county. For information, call 782-3711 Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Any interested in volunteering to assist with this food drive, call Len Frueh at 265-3304. Everyone is welcome.