Out & About Column

The annual Bordewich-Bray Elementary School Jog-A-Thon kicks off today when students ask family and friends to support them. The actual jog-a-thon is Oct. 3, starting at 9 a.m. at the Carson City Middle School track.

Proceeds help to enhance the beautification of Bordewich-Bray. Physical education instructor Linda Hurzel is thankful to the parents who have supported their children in the past. Proceeds have funded many extra programs and needed items.

Saturday and Sunday is the 83rd annual Candy Dance craft festival in Genoa. It raises funds for the local fire department and other community improvements.

If you want to cool off, head up to the Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival, three days of tag team grape stomping, a garlic-peeling contest and a celebrity chef sizzling pans cook-off with Wild Goose restaurant chef John Tesar going up against Mark Estee.

Cooking demonstrations, featuring tequila and salsa pairing and chocolate, are also offered. A bonus is tastings of premium wineries of Napa, Sonoma and Australia

October is Cancer Awareness Month. Soroptimist International is having the second annual Stroke for Hope Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Tournament, including prizes. It sold out last year.

The prize for the make-three-putts contest is $50,000 , sponsored by Phil Leathers of Edward D. Jones. Just make a 10-foot putt, a 30-foot putt and a 60-foot putt in that order to win. Wonder if Phil can make those shots? Sounds easy.

There will also be a shootout contest to win $75,000, sponsored by the Horseshoe Club. Call Eagle Valley Golf Course to get in on this one. Help women who, without this fund-raiser, might never have had a chance to survive.

WHO: Bordewich-Bray Elementary School students

WHEN: Kick Off fund-raising sheets will be sent home today. Jog-A-Thon is Oct. 3

WHERE: Carson City Middle School Track

TIME: 9-11 a.m.

CONTACT: Physical education instructor Linda Hurzel, 283-2435

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Bordewich-Bray Elementary Enhancement Program

WHO: 83rd Candy Dance Festival

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday

WHAT: Homemade candy plus more than 250 crafters and art booths.

WHERE: Genoa Park and downtown area

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Local fire department and other community improvements.

PHONE: 782-8696

WHO: Autumn Food and Wine Festival

WHERE: Resort at Squaw Creek

WHEN: Friday-Sunday

WHAT: Opening-day festivities include a charity golf tournament; Grahams Restaurant presents a grape stomp and garlic-peeling contest, Includes Taste of the Foothill Wineries and an alfresco luncheon.

PHONE: 888-229-2193 or 888-434-1262

WHO: Soroptimist International of Carson City

WHEN: Oct. 4

WHERE: Eagle Valley Golf Course

WHAT: Sunset Rotary rummage sale and other service groups and churches are welcome to set up booths with furniture, electronics, toys books, clothes and more

COST: East Course $70, West Course $75

CONTACT: Tournament director Dixie Busch, 882-3051, or director Jon Coats, 883-7477

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Mammograms for needy women.

I want to thank Jeff Creelman for the second annual Homeless Golf Tournament. He and his motley crew, including Matt Texieria, raised more than $1,500 to help the CCSD Homeless Program. A big thanks to Bill and Mildred Heinz for donating backpacks to students at Empire Elementary.

Contact me at: kimriggs@att.net.


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