R-C letters for Dec. 24
Seeking Honor Flight donations
The law firm of Kaempfer Crowell donated $3,500 to Honor Flight Nevada on Friday.
“We thought it would be a very appropriate gift to make,” said Steve Tackes, a partner of the firm, and he called it a small gesture to “a very good cause,” according to the Nevada Appeal.
The donation will help defray expenses for a flight next year by Vietnam veterans to Washington D.C. to visit memorials built to honor veterans. Honor Flight Nevada needs $55,000.
There is a sense of urgency in this fund drive. According to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 388 President Frank Reynolds, “There is a high number of Vietnam Vets who are dying of heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, and several types of cancer, all caused by Agent Orange.”
Many readers may have seen donation jars on the counters of businesses they visit for the Honor Flight. If you haven’t seen them, ask the business owner to call Frank at 775-671-4006 and one will be delivered.
If you would like to make a donation by mail, give Frank a call and he will give you mailing instructions. Any amount will be appreciated.
These Americans were there when asked to serve, no matter what. Let’s honor them before it is too late.
Thanks to Crystal Angels
On behalf of the Crystal Angels I would like to thank all those who attended and/or donated to our annual Christmas Tree Gala at the Carson Valley Inn on Dec. 4. We grossed over $11,000 which enabled us to shop for 66 kids through Project Santa Claus. I especially want to thank Target and Ruthie Shelton, one of their sales associates, for working with us to assure we got all the discounts we were entitled to and for making our shopping experience so much fun and stress free. We had 20 Angels show up to shop and even more Angels to wrap all those presents the next day at the Carson Valley Inn, who provided a banquet room for us to use. My sincere thank you to all of you. Without the support and generosity of our community we would not have been able to reach out to so many kids this Christmas season.
Crystal Angel Founder & President
Thanks for cookie walk contributions
Thank you so much to all those persons who contributed to the Douglas County Historical Society annual Cookie Walk.
This is such a busy time of year for all, yet you took the time, energy and expense to make 3-5 dozen unique cookies and donate them to the Cookie Walk. I know that sugar, flour and chocolate have gone up in price, still you came through for this fundraiser.
There are those who signed and the anonymous ones. Not wanting to miss anyone, I give a big round of applause to all participating individuals and businesses. You know who you are.
There are also persons who worked the Cookie Walk and all those who purchased cookies. Thanks to all who participated in some way to make this event very successful. We certainly hope you will be in our corner again next year . Many have contributed for years and others are new, nevertheless, you all helped make it a successful event that helps contribute to keeping our museums open and the exhibits fresh.
Thanks again to all who contributed in any way to this annual fundraiser. It is truly appreciated.
Beverly Giannopulos, Chairperson