Having lived in Dayton some 11 years now, I am again witnessing how well this community comes together to help others.
Two weeks ago, little Lindsay Davidson, a second-grader at Dayton Elementary School, was hit by a car on Dayton Valley Road and remains in critical but stable condition.
Signs of helping hands are everywhere around town, but for those who might not get out much, here's the latest:
A spaghetti feed hosted by Slotworld Daytona Casino takes place tonight from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dayton Elementary School (ROAD), with all proceeds going to the Davidson family to help defray medical costs. Dinner will be served for $5 for adults; $3 for children 13 and younger or $15 for a family of four and each additional person, $1.
The more the merrier, so don't miss this event. A little girl is counting on us.
For those who can't make dinner, DES Boosters have placed donation cans at every school, at Smith's and at many other businesses, again with all proceeds going to the Davidson family. Every little bit helps and remember, when you give, it comes back tenfold (if the Bible says three, please don't call and correct me, because 10 has been my experience!)
In other news: Dayton Public Health nurses will be administering required immunizations to all students from kindergarten through 12th grade regardless of which school they are attending. The Kindergarten Round-up and immunizations take place Wednesday, May 28, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Sutro Elementary School, 190 Dayton Village Pkwy. School registration packets will be available.
Parents are asked to bring their child's immunization records and proof of residency (any current bill with name and address). Those receiving immunizations will then be able to retrieve those records from any school in Nevada through an online program. This is especially helpful if records are misplaced or lost during a move. For more information, call Sutro at 246-6270.
And don't forget our high school seniors' Safe Grad Night at Incline Recreation Center still needs funding. The Dayton High School Booster Club now sponsors the event, which takes about $17,000 to host. To make a monetary donation to help offset costs or to give a prize for the raffle or gift item, contact Grace Jones at 246-7371 or Diane Remington at 246-5229. One day it may be your child graduating and wouldn't you be grateful they had a place to be, where you wouldn't have to worry?
Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!
• Karel C. Ancona-Henry is a Dayton resident and can be reached at 246-4000.