Every Thanksgiving for more than 35 years, Christian Life Center has enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal with its congregation.
As they have done for several years, the church invites the community to join them again this year for a dinner at the Fallon Convention Center on Nov. 24 from noon-3 p.m.
The church served more than 850 people last year for dinner, which included not only church members but also invited guests, Naval Air Station Fallon personnel and community residents. This year, the church is expecting to serve more than 950 people. Many congregation volunteers help with greeting, serving, providing kitchen service and cleaning tables and the kitchen. The Churchill County High School Junior ROTC cadets help with setting tables, bussing and cleaning. Several men from the church volunteer to cook the turkeys.
The meal will be purchased, cooked and served by the congregation. The menu consists of turkey dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and a variety of desserts.
To ensure there is room for all to attend, members of the community and Navy service members and their families are invited at noon, and the church congregation will eat at 2 p.m.
Volunteers needed Thanksgiving dinner
As Thanksgiving approaches, more volunteers are needed to help prepare the third annual Fernley Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
The turkeys will be provided to volunteer cooks prior to the event. Volunteers are also needed to help plan the event.
The dinner was organized to bring the community together to share a traditional Thanksgiving meal, and the dinner is not only for those who may be alone during the holiday, but for people who simply want to get to know their neighbors and other members of the town.
Volunteers who donate their time to this event not only help to make someone’s holiday better, but it also reinforces community pride.
The dinner will be held on Nov. 28 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fernley Senior Citizens Center on Newlands Drive and is free for everyone in the community and for people of all ages and all walks of life.
Food donations and/or monetary donation are needed. For more information call Robert Gleason at 775-846-3129 and leave message with your name and number if there is no answer.
The event is sponsored by the community and local business owners.
Toys for Tots news
The MCL High Desert Detachment, along with “The Lights of Christmas” program, are seeking support of the 2013 “Toys for Tots” drive. All donations stay in the community. The collection boxes are in many places around town; just look for the toys for tots poster or logo. Volunteers are needed to assist the Toys for Tots program, which is run strictly by volunteers.
The next meeting for the Toys for Tots will be Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. The meeting will be at the Beverage Market, enter the side door. Anybody who is interested in volunteering please come.
Collection boxes f are now in the stores such as Walmarts, Fallon and Fernley, Walgreens, Fallon and Fernley, Fallon Auto Mall, Jeff’s Digitex, The Slanted Porch, Total Fitness, Louie’s Dollar Store and Big R.
Young and old, male or female are welcome to give whatever time they have available. The season extends through Jan. 1. Volunteers are also needed for Fernley.
Call 775-427-4054 or e-mail email@example.com for information or to volunteer.
CCMS Christmas Craft Fair
The Churchill County Middle school Christmas Craft Fair is Dec. 6-7 at 650 S. Maine St., from 6-9 p.m on Dec. 6 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Dec. 7
Raffle prizes are $ per ticket or six tickets for $5.
Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 10.
Christmas for Kids
The Christmas for Kids 2013 Toy Drive runs through Dec. 18.
The American Legion Post No. 37 has spearheaded this toy drive for 10 years. Toys collected from the Fernley locations will be distributed to those in need in the Fernley and the surrounding area.
Any family in need of assistance for toys can go to City Hall and fill out an application for their children Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Gerald C. Daniels of American Legion Post No. 37 will distribute gifts on Dec. 21 at the Main Street fire station from 8-11 a.m., in conjunction with a pancake breakfast provided by the firemen.
Families in need of assistance for toys may call 775-750-5823 or the American Legion at 775-560-5833 or 775-575-0420.
Christmas Home Tour
Celebrate the holiday season at the annual Christmas Home Tour on Dec. 14.
The tour will showcase seven homes in the Fallon area and allow visitors to get in the holiday spirit as they explore these unique residences decked out with Christmas cheer. Proceeds from this fundraiser go toward Grad Night 2014. Tickets for the tour are available at the following businesses: Cobblestone Corner, J & K Llamas Nursery, Just Country Friends, Flower Tree Nursery,
Jeff’s Copy Express and Red Zinnia. Ticket prices are $20 per person or $15 per person for individuals 65–and-older.
Call Carol at 775-427-4136, Michele at 775-427-4996, or Skip at 775-560-9174 for information.
Wreath and Centerpiece Extravaganza
The Churchill County Library’s 10th annual Deck the Halls Wreath and Centerpiece Extravaganza is now under way.
Wreaths may be delivered to the library through Dec. 10. All wreaths will be sold in a silent auction. Bidding closes at 2 p.m. on Dec. 10. Winners who are present may pick up their wreaths at that time.
Wreath donors may choose any theme and color scheme they wish, and may be made of natural or artificial materials. Wreaths should be delivered ready to be hung.
Funds raised through this silent auction will benefit the Churchill County Library.
American Legion Craft Fair
The American Legion Auxiliary will be holding a Christmas Craft Fair on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 90 N. Ada St. The cost is $15 per table plus a donation of a raffle prize. Call Donna Fain at 775-423-2798 to reserve a table. Tables are going quickly so make your reservation today!
Iron Order toy run
The Fallon Chapter of the Iron Order MC and the American Legion would like to invite you to join us for the fourth annual I.O. the Kids Fallon Toy Run on Dec. 1. All toys donated will go to The Marine Corps League High Desert Detachment for Toys for Tots. Cash donations and proceeds from the raffle will be presented to the Fallon Youth Club.
Desert Wishes Toy Run
Desert Wishes seventh annual Toy Run & Pancake Breakfast is Nov. 23 from 9 a.m.-noon at 245 Vine St., in Fernley. Tickets are $20 single or $30 couple plus one new unwrapped toy price includes meal; there will be a parade to follow at noon.
All donations help Lyon county children. For information or if you would like to donate, contact Angie Westbrook at 775-835-1675.
Lights of Christmas
Fallon Lights of Christmas is Dec. 7 at the Churchill County Museum beginning at noon. The auction starts at noon. About 60 fully decorated live Christmas Trees will be auctioned off and money raised goes to support Toys for Tots and other local charities.
Bring two can goods or $1 to get in. Don’t forget to get your pictures taken with Santa, Mrs. Claus & The Grinch. Like us on Facebook or contact us at 775-217-3930
Sagebrush Sisters Christmas Arts and Craft Fair is Dec. 6-7 at the old Post Office. Hours are Dec. 6 from 3-8 p.m. and Dec. 78 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Many unique handmade gifts, homemade goodies and music by Fallon Famous Guitar player Charlie Gomes will be featured. For information, contact 775-423-5465.
Crafters of all kinds are welcome to turn out on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This is a fundraiser for the Student to Student Academic Club at the CCHS. Santa and elves will be there for pictures.
The space fee is $15 and tables will be provided. Contact Mary Olsen at 775-427-2181 to sign up.
Santa Claus breakfast
Fallon Eagles and Auxiliary Aerie 1447 and Banner Churchill Community Hospital have Breakfast with Santa Claus on Nov 23 from 7-11 a.m. at Eagles Hall 7977 Reno Highway.
Admission $6 per adult and children under 10, $3 plus one nonperishable food item per family (Children must be accompanied an adult).
A free photograph will be taken by professional photographer of each child with Santa Claus.
Proceeds go to The Wishing Tree and Food Basket programs for Churchill County youth in need.