Holiday events

Santa learned that Jaycen, left, and Jaxon Riley were good boys for the year.

Santa learned that Jaycen, left, and Jaxon Riley were good boys for the year.
Photo by Steve Ranson.

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 City of Fallon events
Dec. 12 — David John and the Comstock Cowboys, 6 p.m. at Barkley Theatre/Oats Park Art Center. Tickets $5. Available at Fallon City Hall from Dec. 3-10.
American Legion meals
American Legion Post 16, its auxiliary, other military organizations and volunteers will deliver Meals on Wheels dinners on Christmas since the William N. Pennington Life Center (senior center) will be closed.
Sailors, current and retired military personnel and community members wishing to deliver meals or prepare meals for delivery should arrive at the hall, 90 N. Ada St., between 8:30-9 a.m.
Once volunteers arrive at the hall, they will pack food into containers and then drive different routes within the city limits and in the county to deliver hot meals to the area senior citizens. The American Legion normally seeks about 30 volunteers to help with the preparation and/or delivery.
The American Legion post also provides the volunteers and donations to buy turkeys and all the fixings.
Their annual Christmas dinner for the community is from 11 a.m-1 p.m.
Wishing Tree
Last year, Wishing Tree was short of gifts for the area’s children.
The community performed its own miracle, though, by finding a way to ensure 108 children received gifts.
Co-organizer Dawn Ballard said CC Communications Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association (ITPA) and Churchill County Social Services work together each year, and with cash donations, she said volunteers buy toys and clothes.
To contact Ballard, call 775-217-8773.
Send monetary donations to ITPA, P.O. Box 1390, Fallon, NV 89407.
Homebound seniors
The Fallon Rotary Club’s annual Christmas drive helps our community’s seniors. Bring items for our local homebound seniors to Kent’s Supply Center, 290 N. Maine St.
Please drop off unwrapped gifts by Dec. 14.
Needed times include toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, lotions, toothpaste, toothbrushes, laundry soap, shampoo, conditioner, crossword puzzles, word searches (large print), magnifying glasses, wet wipes, dish soap, disposable undergarments, canned food, throw blankets, small laundry baskets and anything else you think our seniors may need.
Toys for Tots
Members of the U.S. Marine Corps reserves and retirees are gathering both gifts and monetary donations for the annual Toys for Tots.
Toys for Tots boxes will be displayed at a number of local businesses and also at the Navy Exchange at Naval Air Station Fallon. Once an order comes in and filled, then the Marines will have the family pick up the toys.
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and to distribute those toys to the less fortunate children in the communities the campaign is being conducted.
The Marines and their volunteers will also collect toys for distribution for children in Fernley, Silver Springs, Gabbs and Lovelock. The Carson City Marine Corps reservists collect and distribute toys in western Nevada.
Toys for Tots trucks will be stationed at Walmart on the weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. collecting toys.
For information contact, 775-666-5211.
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