Carson City Lions honor local heroes at crab feed event


The Carson City Host Lions celebrated the 21st annual crab feed on March 26 at Fuji Park with a ceremony honoring local heroes.
Four people were honored for their actions saving lives in 2021.
Kayla Sue Testa was honored for her action when a car crashed through the doors at Sportsman’s Warehouse in the Carson Mall. Testa was a clerk, who saved a toddler in the path of the oncoming car.
Three men were honored in saving the life of Lana Harding in the horrific aftermath of the collision that involved eight vehicles including a 44-foot-yacht and an overloaded 2017 Ford F-350 pickup that lost its brakes on the way down Spooner highway. Four men, one of whom remains unidentified, worked to pull Harding from a burning vehicle.
Mayor Lori Bagwell presented plaques of appreciation to honor Gary Reeves, Jim Smith and Allen Robinson on behalf of the Lions Club. The fourth unidentified man remains an unsung hero.
The crab feed was attended by nearly 400 people and was held in partnership with Greater Nevada Credit Union. Carson Tahoe Health was recognized as a first-time Silver Lion partner.
Raffle prizes and silent auction items were donated by the Carson City business community. Proceeds from the event are used by the Carson City Host Lions to support vision preservation, youth development, diabetes awareness and other programs aimed at assisting the citizens of Carson City.

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