Elks’ basketball hoop shoot set for Dec. 15
The Tahoe/Douglas Elks’ annual basketball Hoop Shoot contest will be held on Dec. 15 in the Douglas County Community Center gym. The contest is open to children between the ages of 8 and 13 as of April 1, 2019.
Winners from six different divisions will compete at the district tournament to be held at Wooster High School in Reno on Jan. 19. The State Hoop Shoot finals will follow in Hawthorne on Feb. 16.
Sign-ups for all three divisions start at 10 a.m., although participants may elect to wait until just prior to their designated Hoop Shoot time slot to register.
Contest times are as follows:
Boys & Girls 12-13 years old: 10:30 a.m.
Boys & Girls 10-11 years old: 12:30 p.m.
Boys & Girls 8-9 years old: 2:30 p.m.
The Douglas County Community Center is located at 1329 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. Questions about the Elks’ Hoop Shoot can be directed to coordinator Gary Wendt at 775-265-6136 or 775-790-0230.
Christmas packages for troops
Sally Wiley is arranging a shipment of care packages to be sent to U.S. troops in time for Christmas. In order to ensure they arrive in time, she asks that all donations be dropped off at her home, 1846 Crockett Lane in Gardnerville, by Dec. 3.
Christmas cookies and signed holiday cards top the list of requested items. Cookies sent to wounded warriors must come pre-packaged, while homemade cookies will be sent to others. Additional requested items include individual packets of hot cocoa, cider, peanut butter, tuna, and/or oatmeal; Rice Krispy treats; breakfast bars; small cans of Vienna Sausages; small packets of jerky and/or Slim Jims; individual Handi-Wipes; sandwich-size plastic bags; and small, unbreakable Christmas items.
Questions may be directed to Wiley at 775-783-9292 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 24 is Small Business Saturday
Should you plan to head out among the crowds in search of some holiday treasures over the weekend, please keep Minden and Gardnerville’s local small businesses in mind.
The Carson Valley boasts an abundant variety of unique merchants and restaurants. Patronizing these businesses supports their proprietors and celebrates all the ways their efforts benefit and enrich our community. Consider shopping small and local.
I wish everyone a joyous Thanksgiving celebration and a holiday season filled with a resonant sense of hope and peace.
Amy Roby can be reached at email@example.com.