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16 tons and what do you get? Better

Record Courier Staff Reports

We were thrilled to see Douglas County residents donated more than 16 tons of food during Friday’s Home for the Holidays Drive-Through Food Drive.

Residents brought four more tons of food over last year and increased the amount of money donated by 21Ú2 times.

Organizers say residents broke a record every hour in their donations, which will benefit the Carson Valley Community Food Closet here in Gardnerville.

We were happy to see the capital donated another 14 tons of food during the same event.

In all 54 tons of food were donated to help feed the needy this holiday season.

We are a little concerned that 30 tons of it came from Carson and Douglas, though.

Between the two counties, and assuming Lyon County folks donated through us, there are maybe 140,000 people. With less than half the population of the Reno Sparks metropolitan area, Douglas, Carson and Lyon came up with more than half the donations.

And yet, our folks managed to donate well above their population level. Just something to think about.

One of the benefits of living in a place away from the hum and buzz of modern civilization is that we have the time to think and be thankful for the lives we have.

In this season of reflection, it is good to know that there are people here who will help, no matter what.

That’s what it takes to be a good neighbor and it is those good neighbors who make this Valley the special place it is.