Time to start thinking about school

A benefit is planned for Carson City School District's Kids in Transition program, which continues to supply children within Carson City area with the essentials such as food, clothing, shoes and school supplies.

Each year, 370 to 450 children and teens in our schools do not have a permanent address. They reside in campgrounds, motel/hotel, cars, and some couch surf from one friend's house to another trying to make until they graduate.

Many live in weekly motels some even double up with friends or family trying to hold on. This benefit will raise funds for these children and to create scholarships so that they can participate in school programs and further their education.

Come support this event and lend a hand to a local child who needs you.

WHAT: Lead them to Learn featuring Van Halen Tribute Band "Hot for Teacher"

WHERE: Outdoors at the Brewery Arts Center, W. King S.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday

COST: Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door

CONTACT: www.breweryarts.org or call (775) 883-1976

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Carson City School District Kids in Transition Program

Erin Lehman is one of those ladies that never stops when it comes to improving children's lives. Erin is starting a new volunteer program called V.I.P., for Volunteer Inclusion Program, which is all about making a connection with the community and our school.

Working with several organizations and businesses to join community partnerships with Fremont Elementary to benefit the children, families, the community and education as a whole.

Fremont school staff will be assisting and training new volunteers for additional benefit and support through this program and will also be working with the mentoring program for volunteers who might be interested in school time mentoring.

Anyone interested in becoming a Fremont V.I.P. or finding out how they can be involved is encouraged to call. Get excited about getting involved.

WHAT: Fremont Elementary School

WHERE: 1511 Firebox Rd

CONTACT: Erin Lehman, Fremont V.I.P. coordinator, at 283-1257 or 230-3900

**As a side note, all volunteers are required to be fingerprinted through the Carson City School District and Sheriff's Department.

If you were paying attention to the first item, you'd realize we need around 400 backpacks to assist children in the area who need backpacks.

As you know, the Carson City School District Kid's in Transition program helps children in need. You can help, too, by grabbing a backpack and purchasing the educational tools to assist them.

You can also fill them up with toothbrushes and toothpaste " kids love it when they open them up and see hygiene items, like shampoos, brushes hair ribbons etc.

You can meet one of the mayor candidates, Bob Crowell who opened his office in Carson City again this year to help support this outstanding cause.

Bob's a man that knows assisting local children and giving children the chance to see a better future only makes a community stronger. Drop by a backpack and say hello.


WHAT: New backpacks for children from 6-18 years old and items for school such as paper, pencils, binders, crayons, color pencils, etc.

DROP-OFF SITES: CARSON CITY: Platinum+ Salon & Spa, 716 N. Carson St., Ste. 110; Kummer Kaempfer Law Firm, 510 W. Fourth St.; Capital Ford Mercury, 3660 S. Carson St.; Realty Executives, 1071 S. Carson St. RENO: Kummer Kaempfer Law Firm, 5585 Kietzke Lane.

WHEN: Through Aug. 29

CONTEST: Every time you drop off a backpack you are entered into a raffle drawing. The grand prize is the spa package from Platinum+ valued at $250.

CONTACT: For details about this program, call Sally Zola at (775) 720-5973 or Loretta Roche at (775) 246-7480.

The Kerri Oxoby Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is more then a golf tournament. It's about family, friends, community support and giving.

Those of you who have the pleasure of knowing Steve and Shirley Oxoby know about their three amazing children and especially Kerri.

This tournament is about them giving back to other children in Kerri's name. Money raised from this event is given in scholarships to one boy and girl going to the University of Nevada, Reno.

The best part is you can meet the new Carson High School Principal Ron Beck. Ron will be out there supporting his CHS students any way he can.

Afterwards everyone is welcome back to the Oxoby's family home for a barbecue. I'll see you all there.

WHAT: Kerri Oxoby Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament

WHERE: Silver Oak Golf Course, 1251 Country Club Dr.

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. Sept. 20. Deadline for entry Sept. 12.

COST: $110

CONTACT: Silver Oak Golf Course, (775) 841-7000

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Carson High School scholarships for students who plan to attend UNR. Make checks payable to: Kerri Oxoby Scholarship Fund 1224 Crain St., Carson City, NV 89703

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


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