Let the holidays begin!
The Carson Valley welcomed the holiday season with its usual enthusiasm and good cheer. The fun began Friday and continued through the weekend, both in Minden and Gardnerville and in Genoa, as well. In the photos, clockwise from left, Katie Dinauer and Kelsey Conklin, both 12, play bingo on Friday night trying to win a Christmas tree from the Minden/Douglas Elks during that organization’s annual Christmas Tree Bingo. Joan Brinton helps her
granddaughter Aimee Rose Santos, 5, write a letter to Santa at the Minden Inn on Friday. The letter writing was
sponsored by the Douglas County Public Library in Minden. Linda Hoffman of Genoa looks at one of Helen Crandall’s bears that she was selling in the Genoa Town Hall on Saturday. Crandall’s business is called “Desert Rose Bears.”