Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: Spend the holidays helping others, sharing stories

This holiday season the Nevada Appeal once again wants to hear about your special memories of the holidays.Throughout the years, our readers have poured out their hearts in our annual Holiday Memories feature, telling true stories of anything related to the holidays — memories of wartime scrimping, reunions involving loved ones and thrilling surprises under the tree.We’d like to hear your special holiday stories. Photos are welcome. We ask that your stories be true and no longer than 500 words. Please include your name and phone number with your email, for verification purposes.Email your holiday memories, no later than Dec. 20, to•••The Appeal also is publishing its Holiday Help list multiple times a week where you can find an organization to help out during the holidays. Because, it is always better to give than receive. If your organization is lending a helping hand this holiday season, you can have it included on our list by submitting your information by email to, subject line: “Holiday Help,” or mail to Nevada Appeal, Holiday Help, 580 Mallory Way, Carson City, NV 89702.•••And this year the kids can send their letters to Santa. Letters to Santa will appear on Dec. 23. Submissions will be accepted from students kindergarten through fourth grade. Submissions of letters, poems, short stories or drawings about Christmas will be accepted. Submissions must include each student’s first and last name, as well as grade. Send submissions to Letters to Santa c/o Nevada Appeal, 580 Mallory Way, Carson City, NV, 89701. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Dec. 14.


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