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Kersey selected as Sertoman of the Year

Staff reports

Willie Kersey was named Sertoman of the Year at the recent recognition dinner held yearly by the Carson Valley Sertoma Club.

Consideration for the award is given to club members who distinguish themselves with outstanding service to the community and to the club.

The dinner was held at the Carson Valley Country Club. Seventy-two people were served a Basque-style dinner, and following dinner, Kersey was presented with an oak and brass plaque.

Many Valley residents may remember Kersey as manager of the Scolari’s Market in Gardnerville. He and his wife Carmen came to the Valley when he was coaxed out of retirement to manage the new store in Gardnerville by Joe Scolari Jr. Kersey finally retired in 1996.

Nowadays, Kersey and his wife travel, ski, golf and fish. The couple have two sons, Derek and Daren, a grandson and granddaughter.

Kersey still gives plenty of his time to the community, including volunteering with the Carson Valley Food Closet.

He is the first one to show up when the Sertoma Club puts on a fund-raiser and is one of the last to leave.

The group raises funds for speech and hearing and other worthy programs. Anyone interested in joining the Carson Valley Sertoma Club is welcome to attend a meeting at Sharkey’s in Gardnerville, Friday mornings. Visitors get breakfast for free.

For information, call 265-3702.

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