Cheers & Kudos Jan. 10 |

Cheers & Kudos Jan. 10

Gifts for homebound seniors

The Young At Heart Senior Citizens Club and Douglas County Senior Center would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of those who helped with and made contributions toward providing Christmas presents to our county’s meals-on-wheels recipients and homebound seniors. The outpouring of presents and money to buy gifts by individuals, schools, casinos, retailers, businesses, churches and service organizations was outstanding and too numerous to list here. These gifts were delivered to the homes of 134 seniors with the help of the Douglas High School Key Club students, Young At Heart volunteers and Douglas County Meals-on-Wheels drivers and homemakers. The gifts were supplemented by handmade colorful greeting cards provided by students from Gardnerville Elementary School. Some of the most outstanding gifts were handmade by senior center volunteers.

Each senior received a bag full of presents and there is no doubt by their reactions that they really appreciated both the gifts and the holiday cheer. In some instances these were the only Christmas presents these seniors received. At a time when charities have declined, it was wonderful to see that the citizens of Douglas County responded so generously to this cause.

Paul Lockwood

president, Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club

Thank you to the Carson City Symphony, Carson High School Saxophone Quartet, and the Carson Chamber Singers for their 26th annual Holiday Treat Concert. The performances were wonderful, the musical selections delightful and festive. All of the hard work and hours of practice and planning that goes into such a grand event was greatly appreciated. Mr. David Bugli’s musical introductions truly added value to the program’s offerings when he described the context of each piece before it was played.

Heartfelt thanks to all who made this event possible.

Valerie Ryan

Carson City

As the Director for Ron Wood Family Resource Center and the Toys For Tots Coordinator, I would like to send out a big thank you to our wonderful community. On Dec. 18, I sent out a call to action to the community at large to encourage those of us who were able to reach into their pockets and help with the Toys For Tots toy drive for the children in our area. This was the first year that we had depleted the entire toy supply with several families still in need.

This community opened up its collective heart and their pocketbooks and were able to make the difference for several children in our area.

I am so proud to be living in such a warm and caring community.

Thank you again to all of the wonderful and selfless individuals that made Christmas 2009 brighter for the less fortunate.

Joyce Buckingham

Carson City