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Teen center starts fund-raising

Staff reports

ProTeen is kicking its fund-raising into high gear.

The group, looking to open a teen center in Douglas County before next year, is beginning guest presentations to local groups and will be making a presentation to the Douglas County Commission and the Parks and Recreation board June 3.

If any groups would like ProTeen to talk to their group about their plans, they can call Kelli Taylor at 782-9813.

The group is also going raise money at Carson Valley Days by selling water, sodas and T-shirts.

If anyone can donate cases of bottled water and soda, ice or time to help sell, call Matt Smith at DesignSmith at 783-9093.

Stockdale and Crum donated canvas banners to the group for their booths.

The group is also talking about having booths at other events in the Carson Valley this summer. They are also discussing holding a golf tournament and a music festival.

Taylor said the group wants to thank Coldwell Banker for the group’s first monetary donation of $100.

“It’s our first donation and we’re proud of it. It’s like our first dollar they put up in restaurant,” Taylor said.

Jim Nickerson of Century 21 donated his time to help the group find a suitable space for the teen center.

The group continues its weekly meetings at the Douglas High School library at 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

The group’s first newsletter has been released and anyone who wants to get on the newsletter mailing list, can call Teens With A Future at 782-8611.