Talented folks livein Johnson Lane
Johnson Lane is a unique community. We are lucky to have some great individuals and organizations. This month I will introduce you to a unique couple and a unique organization.
Many of you know that we have some local celebrities in our mist by the name of John (Jack) and Nelle O’Neil, Nelle is an award winning violin maker and John is an accomplished composer. John and Nelle have lived in our neighborhood since the early 1990’s and are founding directors of the Carson Valley Violin school.
Together they operate the Carson Valley Violin School. John’s recent compositions may be seen/heard at: https://www.jwpepper.com/myscore/JohnONeill. You can see Nelle’s beautiful creations at http://www.music-foodforthebrain.com/vio.html. I highly encourage you to visit their websites. They are real treasures in the Johnson Lane Community.
In Johnson Lane we are so very fortunate to have Boy Scout Troop 33. The troop is having their third annual car show on Aug. 13 at Fuji Park. All proceeds from the car show will go to paying for the Scout’s expenses for summer camp. Typically, the cost to send a Scout to camp ranges from $300 to $400 per year not including all the camping gear. In 2017 many of the troops Scouts will be going to the National Jamboree, the fees will exceed $3,000 per Scout. So any little bit will help meet the Scouts needs.
Boy Scout Troop 33 originated in 1939! That is 77 years of service to Scouting and the community. While the Troop wasn’t always in the Johnson Lane area they have raised up many of our young sons to be outstanding young men. The Troop has produced no less than 65 Eagle Scouts. Past Scoutmasters include: Bob Stewart, Bob Keffer, Dan Webster, Leon Ford, Dan Smith, Eric Scheetz, Mark Baughn, Mike Ford, Lynn Tooker and the current Scoutmaster Ken Kruse. There were so many more before and I would like to thank them all for their dedication to the Scouting program.
Troop 33 is one of the most active troops in the Nevada Area Council. The Scouts have done many community projects and Eagle Scout projects. You probably see or benefit from them every day without even knowing it. The troop provides the Scouts the opportunity to go camping and participate in high adventure activities such as rope courses, rappelling, rock climbing and participating in the annual Death Ride. The program focuses on developing a Scout to be “Prepared for Life” and living by the Scout Oath and Law. If your son is interested in joining the troop, please visit their website at: http://www.carsonvalleycarsoncitynvtroop33.com/. You can also contact Ken Kruse, Scoutmaster at 783-9699 or Dan Webster, Committee Chair, 883-1913. They meet at the Johnson Lane Fire station on Thursday’s at 7 p.m. Visitors are always welcome.
One last departing thought, On July 26th 2016 I was blessed to become the grandparent to Ashlyn Marie Hefner. She was born to Caitlin and John Hefner. Many of you know the joys of being a grandparent. I am overjoyed for our new addition. Grandchildren give us a new look on life. In today’s troubled world it is truly a blessing to be distracted by holding her in my arms and just watch her sleep and scrunch up her nose while filling the diaper. Thank you John and Caitlin, you are great parents.
Please send any announcements or organization information to Johnsonlanejournal@outlook.com. Have a wonderful August.