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Participants made tree lighting memorable

The Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting was a huge success thanks to everyone that participated, and a special thanks for the city closing the street. It added to the ambiance of an “Old Fashioned Christmas.”

The evening was made possible by the following agencies, businesses and the community working together: The Arlington Group and Hoofbeats with the Beautiful Horse and Carriage and Mr. and Mrs. Santa; the carolers, the Nugget; Nevada Appeal; Chamber of Commerce; DBA; Redevelopment Authority; and the city for the lights, power on Telegraph Street, Skating Rink and especially for closing the main street.

For all the merchants and vendors who donated their time, kept their stores open, decorated their shops and vendor booths, served refreshments, specialty foods and offered entertainment, the cooperation and all of their work was very much appreciated. A special thanks to YOU, the community that made it all worth while. In inclement weather you came out and supported all the merchants and vendors and participated in the events to make this a most wonderful and memorable evening.

God bless and merry Christmas to all.

Doreen Mack

Lofty Expressions and event coordinator

Walk-a-thon funds to help students at school

Pinon Hills Elementary School staff, students, and Parent Teacher Organization would like to thank all the generous businesses and families for helping to make our first Walk-A-Thon such an enormous success. With the student’s hard work getting sponsors and the generosity of our wonderful community members and businesses, we were able to raise over $30,000. All that money will stay at PHES to be used to purchase items and equipment for the students and school. What a wonderful reminder of how much this community values education for our children.

Special thanks go out to: $99 Guitars, All About Dance, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Bouncerz, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Carson ATA Karate for Kids, Carson Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Carson Valley Glass, Carson Valley Swim Center, Carson Valley Trails Association, Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital, Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, Dance Workshop, D’Ascoli Orthodontics, Doppelgangers (Minden), Dr. Eric Park, DDS, Edward Jones (Gardnerville), Ellen Lucas, Fabric Chicks Creative Oasis, Healthy Bodies by Fisher, In-N-Out Burger, Ironwood Cinema, Jodi Petterson, JM Furniture, Line Drive University, Make It Yours! Fired Arts Studio, Olive Garden (Sparks), Pizza Barn, Play It Again Sports, Rice Hydro, Sierra In-Line Hockey, Sierra Storm Entertainment, Subway (Topsy Lane), The Performing Arts Project of Northern Nevada, Trader Joe’s, Tumbleweeds and Kaia F.I.T., US Bank, Wild Island.

Please remember the generosity of these businesses when you are out shopping. Without their help, this event could not have been the success that it was.

Janna Collins

Minden

The 2010 PHES Walk-A-Thon Committee

Donors made Leadership Class project huge success

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class 2010 recently completed our class project. We revitalized the play yard at the Department of Animal Services.

We would like to thank the following people and businesses who so generously donated time, money and raffle prizes. This project would not have been such a huge success without them:

Adele’s Restaurant, Benson’s Feed and Tack, Chi Therapeutic Massage, East to West Embroidery, Floor Master Carpet Cleaning, Freeman & Williams, CPA, Green Lizard Landscaping, Heidi’s Restaurant, The Led Store, Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital, Lumos & Associates, Meek’s Lumber, Mary’s About Face, Progroup, Purple Avocado, Silver Oak Golf Course, Wells Fargo, The Student Body Association of WNC which included Jason McGill, Ashley Cruz, Nathan White, Sheldon Phelps, Austin Jones, Whitney Bullion, Sam White and Lindsey Lepire, Ilona Strull, DJ Rothman, Jean Fields, Curtis Horton and crew from Carson City, Noah Jennings, Joanee Quirk, Randy Kephart, Greg Hendricks, Rick Krause for his wonderful woodworking skills, Beverly Eiswert, Ronni Hannaman for having such faith in us, the staff at The Department of Animal Services and last but not least, all of the students of the Leadership Class for such dedication to this project.

Margie Quirk

Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital

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