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Sagehens Christmas party is fun for kids

Record Courier Staff Reports

Holiday music filled the air promising an afternoon of fun and surprises for 49 excited children and their parents who attended the annual Topaz Sagehens Children’s Christmas Party at the Topaz Ranch Estates Park Building on Dec. 4.

The room was transformed into a Christmas wonderland with a large Christmas tree and a table filled with gifts. After lunch all of the children were given a Christmas decoration to color they could take home.

Sagehen Diana Buffaloe led the children in singing Christmas carols. Everyone joined in while some of the children went up front singing, and dancing to the music and marching around the room.

Pretty soon Santa Claus arrived with a “Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas, boys and girls.” Santa sat in his special chair by the Christmas tree inviting children to come up and tell him what they wanted for Christmas.

Then Santa passed out presents to every child. Drawings were held with Shelby Wills, 3, winning a Santa Bear, and Jason Wood, 3, winning a Santa dog.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Sagehens Children’s Christmas Party a big success. Sagehens Helen Lee and Vicki Youngman co-chairpersons for this event, the kitchen staff for a wonderful lunch, the musical talents of Diana Buffaloe leading everyone in the songs of the season, and Gary Ray who was jolly Santa Clause.

A special thank you to Paul and Cindy Wiser for shopping early and donating many gifts for the children.

— The Angel Tree at Topaz Lodge is decorated with paper angels.

On the Angel is the name of a child, the child’s age and a suggestion of an item that is needed.

All you have to do is select an Angel, purchase the needed gift, wrap, attach the angel and return it to Topaz Lodge by Dec. 15.

Donations are tax deductible through Project Santa Claus Ð Carson Valley Food Closet.

— The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3630 Christmas Party will take place Dec. 15 at the Topaz Ranch Estates Park Building at 7 p.m.

All VFW members and friends and combat veterans are invited to attend. The VFW will provide the food but side dishes will be welcome.

Please call Daryl or Jacqui Mobley at 266-3636 to make your reservation.

— Open Burn Regulations: Open burning within the East Fork Fire District will continue through Sunday.

Residents are required to obtain an Open Burn Regulation form.

The form lists regulations that must be followed and a non-emergency telephone number that residents are required to call before beginning any burn.

Open Burn Regulations forms and Christmas tree cutting permits are available at the South County Sheriff’s Substation, 1470 Albite Dr., Topaz Ranch Estates, 266-1028, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

n Christmas Tree cutting permits are available through Dec. 24. Pinion pine tree permits are $5 each.

A map with the cutting areas is included with the permit.

— Carolyn Purkiss can be reached at 266-9482 or by e-mail at