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Historical society grateful for community support

Once again we at Douglas County Historical Society are grateful to this wonderful community for the awesome support you give us. Our Bingo Night at St. Gall’s was a huge success and we are so grateful to the Knights of Columbus for their generous donation. Everyone who attended had a great time.

We also want to thank all who have read of our need for a new roof. Not only have you come in our doors and donated, but others have come forward with checks. In particular we wish to thank the Mottsville Cemetery Association for the very generous donation of $7,500 toward the roof. Without people who care as much as these do, there would be no way we could preserve the history of this Valley.

Coming up on Dec. 3, the whole community has a chance to come out to the Gardnerville Museum and participate in the fun while helping us out. We have so many things going on, it will take the whole day for you to see and do it all.

First, though, do get here by 10 a.m. That’s when the doors open for the cookie walk. If you’ve come to the cookie walk before, you know we’ll be sold out before noon, no matter how many dozens of cookies we have to sell. Everyone wants a great selection of Christmas cookies, but it’s hard to make time to bake. Solution: Come to the cookie walk and buy what you need.

Now, to keep the kids from eating all those beautiful cookies, take them over to have their photo taken with Santa. We have heard that this year the photos will be larger than previous years’, even more suitable for framing or sending copies to grandparents and aunts and uncles. Santa and our photographers will be there from 10 a.m. until about 3 p.m. Santa’s a busy man this time of year with lots to do.

Inside the museum you’ll find the most originally and beautifully decorated Christmas trees. Walk around and see them all. Then, vote for your favorites. Next to each tree is a can with a slit in the top. You can use quarters to vote, but dollar bills work well and count for more votes. The tree or trees with the most money in votes win. Ballot box stuffing is encouraged.

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Dec. 3 is also the evening for the Parade of Lights. This year we are opening up our front lawn to our members and friends and we will be open later than usual to accommodate them. We will let you reserve your space for viewing and we’ll serve hot beverages for all our visitors.

Speaking of December, the Main Street Bookstore is having a 20 percent off sale during the month of December. This sale includes everything in the store except Douglas County 150th Anniversary collector pins, 2012 calendars and Christmas ornaments. The new 2011 Collector ornament and the 2012 calendars are available now. Stop in any time, but be sure to visit us on the 3rd.

We also have our Lecture Series continuing on Dec. 8. This one is a must see. More next week.

If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at the Carson Valley Museum in Gardnerville at 782-2555. Visit our website at http://www.historicnevada.org. Remember, DCHS and its two museums, the Carson Valley Museum in Gardnerville and the Courthouse Museum in Genoa, do not receive any regular state or county funding. It’s up to our members and friends to help us keep our doors open.

Contact Ellen Caywood by email at in2my2cats@yahoo.com or at 790-1565.