Sheriff’s office brightens spirits |

Sheriff’s office brightens spirits

Staff Reports
Deputy Doug Midkiff, Sgt. Pat Brooks, Deputy Teresa Duffy and Sheriff Ron Pierini stuffed the Hummer with toys that had been donated to the Sheriff’s Office for Project Santa Claus.
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Donations gathered through Douglas County have contributed to Christmas with toys, and food for humans and pets.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office continued a long tradition of collecting toys to donate for Project Santa Claus.

Sheriff Ron Pierini and Youth Service Deputies Teresa Duffy and Deputy Doug Midkiff stuffed the Hummer with lots of gifts.

“I hope that these gifts help make it so a few kids in the community will have a better holiday,” Pierini said.

Kiwanis of Carson Valley with the help of volunteers gather, pack and distribute gifts to more than 647 children and 280 families.

The Sheriff’s Office announced that Callie Campbell-Parr’s Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School seventh-grade class won the Gang Resistance Education And Training community service food drive. The class collected the most food for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.

The Douglas County Animal Shelter benefited from a pet food drive to donate pet food to the Carson Valley Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society. Lin Falkner is the students’ advisor.