Family Support Council dinner-dance coming up March 13 |

Family Support Council dinner-dance coming up March 13

by Joyce Hollister

The Family Support Council’s 16th annual Hearts and Flowers Dinner-Dance will offer elegant dining and dancing and the chance to bid on a trip to Maui.

The event will be held the evening of March 13 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. To help raise additional funds for the Family Support Council and foster enthusiasm for the dinner-dance, the annual radio-thon will be aired on KGVM-FM during the day.

The evening’s door prize will be a diamond donated by former Valley resident Leonard Ludel, founder of the American School of Diamond Cutting in Gardnerville.

Among auction items are a two-night stay at a beach house at Lake Tahoe, airfare for anywhere that Southwest Airlines flies, a white wrought iron patio table and chairs with umbrella, barbecue, a pass for the entire summer at Round Hill Pines Resort and a one-week vacation to Maui.

In addition, there will be collectible Beanie Babies, two night’s stay at Excaliber in Las Vegas and a poker machine, among other items.

Some items will be sold during a silent auction, and a live auction will feature Mike Fischer, former Douglas County commissioner and Valley dentist, as the auctioneer.

Diners have two choices of entree, a beef dish or vegetarian pasta. Music will be provided by “The Ravens” for dancing after dinner.

The radio-thon is offered courtesy of Lloyd Higuera, station owner, who will donate air time from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Carson Valley Inn. More than 50 different items will be auctioned over the radio during the radio-thon.

Cost for the dinner-dance is $40, and tickets may be purchased from any board member or at Beverly Realty in Gardnerville or the Family Support Council office at 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville.

For more information, call 782-8692.

The council helps residents with information and referral, classes for parents of children from birth through the teen years, divorce workshops, home- and office-based services and a lending library.

The council also operates the Aspen victim mediation program and support groups for parents with children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder and other special needs.

Free child care is offered for all evening parent and support groups.

The council has been in the business of helping families and individuals since 1982 and is a community-based, non-profit group which depends on volunteers, grants, donations and fund-raisers to provide its services.