Cheers & Kudos letters

Community members

honored by Carson City Elks Lodge at annual dinner

The Carson City Elks Lodge No. 2177 recently held its Awards Dinner, which honors community members for outstanding service to our community as well as honored lodge members and others with well-deserved awards.

Those receiving awards were: Lisa Davis, Carson City Sheriff's Department as Elk's Citizen of the Year; Nicole Prentice, Silver State High School senior, $15,00 scholarship; and recognized Ed Bartlett as the lodge's Elk of the Year and Randy Ostrander as lodge's Officer of the Year.

Donations were made to the DARE Program, coordinated by Davis; Austin's House (Linda Cuddy); Do Drop Inn (Dee Dee Foremaster); Soroptimists (Kim Riggs); Veteran's Meals on Wheels program; Angora Fire Fund; Hunter's Tree of Hope; Carson City Boy Scouts.

The many members of the lodge, Carson City Emblem Club No. 507, their families and friends of the lodge thank the community.


Carol Park

Carson City Emblem Club

Senior gives back to group he has benefitted from

As a senior at Carson High School, I am obligated to perform a senior project as a prerequisite to graduation.

I chose, as my project, to organize a fundraising golf tournament that would benefit the Carson High School golf team, since I have benefited in so many ways from my membership on this team.

The fundraiser was held March 24 at Thunder Canyon Country Club and was a huge success, raising more than $2,000.

This could not have been possible without the help an many kindness' of the following businesses and people:

Gayle and Roger Block; Ryan Zaccaro; Bianca Daykin; Golf Headquarters; Hidden Valley Country Club; Eagle Valley Golf Course; Sommersett Country Club; D'Andrea Country Club; Tyler Daykin; Dave Lafata; Sue List; my parents; Coach Rod Butler of Carson High School and all of the great people who showed up for an awesome day of golf.

Thank you all,

Isaac Holt,

CHS senior

Eagle Valley Children's Home delighted with visits, support

I would like to thank several members of the community for continuing their support of our clients at Eagle Valley Children's Home throughout the year.

This Easter we were grateful for many Easter baskets filled with goodies. On Easter Sunday we were visited by many of our motorcycle club friends headed up by the Carson City Vagos who were joined by the Iron Workers, Booze Fighters, Pobob's and independent riders. These clubs were supported by local businesses, Toad's Bar being a great sponsor.

What a sight when 50 bikes drove up to our facility. The clients really enjoy the visits. They enjoy the roar and vibrations of the bikes. (Many bikers came during Christmas bearing gifts.)

We also were fortunate to receive baskets from the Kiwanis Club and the Knights of Columbus. These groups are so kind in finding out exactly what our needs are and successfully fulfill them. Many clients and staff alike enjoyed the Easter Bunny and walking carrot visit.

Thank you too to the CCD class from St. Teresa's - they helped our clients color Easter eggs.

There are many generous people who selflessly share their good fortune with us and I would like them to know how appreciated they are.

Donna Clarke

recreation coordinator

Eagle Valley Children's Home

Thanks offered to those who made toy run great

The 2007 Carson City Toy Run was another huge success. We thank Don Cassinelli for co-coordinating the event.

A very special thank you to all the members of the Northern Nevada Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs and their associates and all of the independent motorcycle enthusiasts who donated many wonderful toys.

Also, we give thanks to Larry Lampkin, south Wal-Mart, Steve Kuldos, S&W Feed, Chad Malone, Carson Colony chairman, Warren Engine Co., for providing a ride for Santa Claus in their vintage fire engine. Thank you to all law enforcement agencies for providing escort for the event.

A big thank you to Rose Painter, event co-coordinator, Debbie and Richard Painter, April and Krista Hyatt, Jordan Painter, Michelle, Jasmine and Jason Reynolds for coming to our rescue every year to make the Toy Run fun and awesome every year.

All the toys were appreciated by various agencies and families in the Carson City area.

Darriel Bender

Carson City Toy Run coordinator


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