Time to prepare for the holiday season

Christmas is right around the corner, and Carson High School is featuring the 13th annual craft fair with more than 130 crafters, live music, a raffle and food to purchase as you mosey among the vendors.

Here is the special treat: You can bring the children and see Santa Claus and get a photo for $5. I am always surprised at the craft and specialty vendors that are here so come checkout this event.



WHAT: Crafts, unique gifts, food, fun and music, plus photos with Santa

WHERE: Carson High School, 1111 Saliman Street

WHEN: 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

COST: Photos with Santa are $5. Admission is $2 for Friday and Saturday; $1.50 or $1 with a can of food Saturday

CONTACT: Kathy Barbie at 882-8109


The Salvation Army is gearing up to help the needy this holiday season. If you need assistance or would like to adopt a family, call and ask how you can help or be helped.

If you need Christmas assistance - which includes toys and food boxes for people who qualify - bring proof of Nevada I.D., Social Security numbers for everyone, current proof of income for household and current proof of residence to the Salvation Army.


WHAT: Assistance for Christmas

WHERE: 661 Colorado St.

CONTACT: 887-9120


Don't forget about the annual Fantasy Fair fundraiser for the Western Nevada College nursing scholarship and the Hearing Impaired Programs.

The Carson City Emblem Club No. 507 is hosting the event. The fundraiser will have handmade items, stocking stuffers, gift baskets, jewelry, home-baked goodies and a Teddy Bear Parade.


WHO: Carson City Emblem Club No. 507

WHAT: Fair featuring homemade crafts, baked goods and a raffle of a cash prize of $100 and gift baskets.

WHERE: 515 N. Nevada St.

WHEN: Early-bird shopping from 5-7 p.m. Friday with 'down-home dinner; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

CONTACT: 882-3751


The Food for Thought Food Drive is being hosted by Little People Portraits. Bring at least two nonperishable food items and receive a free 4-by-6-inch portrait of your child.

Food suggestions include microwaveable soups, individual juice boxes, crackers with peanut butter or cheese, Easy Mac and power bars. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Rebecca Rund, who is coordinating a local "feed our children" program, will be collecting the food items and distributing them to elementary schoolchildren in the Carson City School District who do not have enough food. This allows children in need to take food home for the weekends so they do not go hungry.

Helping children starts here in our town. Be the difference.


WHO: Little People Portraits

WHAT: Donations of nonperishable food items for children. Remember, healthy snacks that can be easily made are best. Some of these children live in motels/hotels and do not have refrigerators or microwaves.

WHERE: 3246 N. Carson St.

WHEN: Until Dec. 1

CONTACT: 882-3207

• To have your information included, contact Kim Riggs at kimriggs@att.net.


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