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Cioppino feed tickets on sale

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The date has been set for the seventh annual cioppino feed fundraiser for Feb. 11.

The proceeds from this fundraiser supports men and women in the military, veterans, and related programs.

Donations made from last year’s cioppino proceeds included:

$1,500 to Homes for Our Troops, $500 to the Veterans Guest House in Reno, $500 to the disabled veterans Project Compassion, and $500 each to the Douglas High School Jr. Reserve Officer Training Corps and the Douglas County Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program.

Cioppino, a seafood stew, includes shrimp, crab, clams, and white fish in a special Italian spiced tomato sauce base. It will be served with a green salad, French bread, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Prime rib may be substituted for cioppino. Tickets are $30 and are available at the St. Gall Catholic Church office or after most weekend masses until Feb. 5.

The Knights cioppino dinner was first served in 2006 to revive a 1960s annual Carson Valley tradition.

As told by long-time resident, Julian Larrouy, the Pagni family who operated an Italian restaurant in Pleasant Valley called the Jubilee Club, hosted an annual cioppino dinner at the former Gardnerville Pyrenees Hotel in appreciation for selecting the Pagni brothers as contractors on an addition to the Gardnerville Elementary School.

For more information, call 782-2852.