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Bingo to benefit veterans

The Carson Nugget is hosting a bingo event tonight to benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America. The event will take place at 8 p.m. in Sierra Room of the Nugget.

The profits from the event will be donated to the Vietnam Veterans of America, Carson Area Chapter 388. The group is hoping to raise $10,000 to bring the Traveling Vietnam Wall tribute to Mills Park for the inaugural celebration of “Battle Born Days” in Carson City in October.

There is no admission to see the Wall, but there are considerable costs associated with its visit that must be underwritten.

“This is a great way to kick off the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and it’s a great way for all of us to support the effort to bring the Traveling Vietnam Wall tribute to our community,” said Star Anderson, general manager of the Carson Nugget.

The traveling exhibit is one of several military exhibits scheduled to be displayed during a new event called “Battle Born Days,” which will be held during the annual Nevada Day weekend celebration Oct. 25-28. The bingo event is designed to help defray those costs.