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Thanks for Nevada Day breakfast

Each year the Carson City Republican Women’s Club hosts a Nevada Day Pancake Breakfast. This event is 30 years old. The proceeds go towards a $2,000 scholarship for two deserving students, one from Carson High and the other from Dayton High. This event is open to the public.

Without the generosity of the following merchants and businesses in our town, none of this would have been possible. Therefore, I would like to thank the following:

Carson City Nugget, Casino Fandango, Costco, Gold Dust West, Grandma Hattie’s Family Restaurant, McDonald’s, Alsco Industries, Model Dairy, Slot World Casino and Monarch Direct Printing & Mailing.

The breakfast was successful thanks to all of you.

Mary Burgoon, Chairman

Carson City

Drive One 4 UR School a success

The Carson High girl’s basketball program along with coach Todd Ackerman says a big thank you to those who supported and participated in this very successful fundraising event.

Each individual who gave their time to test drive a vehicle from Dick Campani Ford helped earn a generous donation from Ford Motor Company toward our program. Our goal of 300 drivers was surpassed, reaching our goal of $6,000 from Ford. The community support was overwhelmingly positive.

Coach Ackerman gives praises and special thanks to Mrs. Stacy Stevens, mother of one of Coach Ackerman’s players last year, whose tireless coordination and efforts made this a true success. “She was our engine, a force!”

Additional gratitude and thanks to the volunteers who deserve recognition for their community efforts in driving this fundraiser to success – Nancy Yamamoto, Karen Collins, Karen Bianchi, Leanne Saarem, Chris Stevens, Julie Shine, Rob Shine, Peggy Kidman, and Amy Delaney.

Starbucks on Highway 50 and The Sausage Factory were generous in their donations of food and drinks.

And of course, Dick Campani Ford, through the guidance of their general manager Tim Milligan and Suzanne Peckham of customer relations, have contributed to a worthwhile effort – our athletes, our kids, our community. You have our gratitude.

“We thank every single one of you who helped. Our community proved that they stand behind their kids!”

Todd Ackerman

CHS Girls Baskeball Coach

WNMTC performance is magical

Carson City received an extraordinary gift last night (Nov. 7). Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company’s opening night performance of “The King and I” was on a par with, and at times surpassed, what one would see on a Broadway stage. The vastly talented orchestra, crew and cast (of adults and youngsters), under the compelling direction of Stephanie Arrigotti and Gina Kaskie-Davis, brought to life this enchanting story that quickly turned into a magical reality for the audience.

The delectable spell of “The King and I,” that enveloped the audience, followed it home and moved many to inspire friends and family to attend the next day’s performance. Around town, one could hear Carsonites making plans to attend the upcoming two weekends’ performances.

This production is indeed one that delightfully lingers in one’s heart. The generous selection of dates makes it possible for even the busiest of us to stop and indulge our quest for bona fide entertainment. The Community Center stage will be graced by this thoroughly professional production on Nov. 20, 21 at 7:30pm and on Nov. 21, 22 at 2 p.m.

Oh, yes, be sure to hang around and mingle with the performers after the show. You’re in for a treat as they share anecdotes about what goes on behind the scenes, and more.

As for my son (who’s attended two performances so far) and I, we will return to relish the magic once more.

Marianna Gillilan