Kids go on shopping spree |

Kids go on shopping spree

by Joyce Hollister

Some 25 Douglas County youngsters ranging in age from 4 to 17 will pick their own new clothes, shoes or gifts for family today in Carson City thanks to Western Nevada Supply of Reno.

Three hundred youths in the northern Nevada areas of Carson City, Reno and Carson Valley will be treated to shopping sprees this weekend in cooperation of Boys and Girls Clubs.

According to Cheri Warrell of the Family Support Council, the kids will be able to spend $50 each at Mervyn’s and Wal-Mart for a total of $100 for each child. The stores are offering special savings for the children.

n Breakfast treat. McDonald’s of Carson City will treat them to breakfast.

“It’s a nice opportunity for these kids to pick out their own stuff,” Warrell said, adding that many of these children may not ever have had the chance to spend that much on clothes or gifts for themselves or their families.

“The nice thing is they they get to pick out whatever they want.”

The Douglas youngsters are taking part in the spree through the cooperation of the Boys and Girls Club of Carson City, which had about 25 extra spaces available. The Family Support Council was asked to come up with some kids for the spree.

Karen Edwards, director of the Family Support Council, and Warrell and Martie Graham-Jones, who work at the council, will go along as chaperones and to help the younger children keep track of their purchases.

“It’s going to be fun,” Warrell said.

Executive director of Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Maureen Woolsey said she thanked Western Nevada Supply and owners Tom and Jack Reviglio for their generosity in giving “disadvantaged youths a chance to share in holiday excitement.”

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