Project Santa needs help with Big Wheel construction |

Project Santa needs help with Big Wheel construction

Rosemarie Middendorf

A magical Christmas is well on its way, and you can actually make it happen with your help! Project Santa Claus is in need of volunteers to assist in assembling 100 Big Wheels. This project is planned for Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 920 Pinenut Road, Gardnerville.

A consistent donor to Project Santa Claus, Marsh Tomerlin, owner/operator of coldwell Banker ITILDO Inc. in Minden, has once again started a magical Christmas on its way for 100 children in Carson Valley through her donation of 100 Big Wheels.

If you have one, two or more hours you would like to share with Project Santa Claus, we would appreciate your assistance. Any man, woman or young adult is invited to assist. No small children, please. If available, please bring your own small hammer, screw driver and pliers, requests Sandy Deyo, coordinator of the assembly operation. By giving an hour or so of your time, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, provide joy for some youngsters and share in the magic of Christmas.

Manned solely by volunteers and operated only through the generosity of the community, Project Santa Claus attempts to provide a new Christmas gift to children of Douglas County who may otherwise not have a joyous Christmas. Those of us with Project Santa Claus and the recipients appreciate your generosity.

For information, call Marilyn Malkmus, director, Project Santa Claus, 782-4931.