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Christmas fundraisers on the way

Susan Sonnemaker
Special to the Nevada Appeal

Congratulations to Erin Been who has been named Nevada’s outstanding P.E. teacher of the year! Congratulations Erin!

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The holidays are fast approaching and CHS has many exciting things happening! The Carson High Holiday Craft Fair is 5-8:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Prices are $2 on Friday night, which includes re-entry on Saturday and a chance on the community raffle.

Saturday’s entry is $1.50 or $1 with a canned-food item, which we donate to FISH. K-12 students are free.

This is our 14th year for the show, and we have more than 125 crafters and 138 booths. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures and a book sale will be held on Saturday.

Great food and entertainment are on hand throughout the entire event. All proceeds go back to CHS student groups. For more information, contact Cathy Barbie 882-8109.

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The Carson High Capitol Stars will be presenting the comedic operetta “Babes in Toyland” by Victor Herbert this December. Directed by Karen Chandler, this musical is full of great songs and Christmas cheer.

It opens Dec. 5 and runs two weekends. This is a fun show appropriate for all ages and will be presented in conjunction with the Brewery Arts “Back to Broadway” kids performing troupe. Directed by Andie Anderson, they are featured performers as well.

For more information, contact Karen Chandler at

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The Carson High School Choir students, directed by Susan Sonnemaker, are selling tickets for a special fundraiser concert that they are participating in with the Toccata Orchestra and Chorus, Directed by James Rawie, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22.

The Lake Tahoe-based professional orchestra does a December concert series of Handel’s Messiah each year in Reno and Lake Tahoe. They are adding a fourth performance to their three-concert series this year to benefit the Carson High School Choral program to be held at the Carson Community Center.

This performance will feature local professional orchestral and vocal musicians, the Nevada Opera Youth Chorus and the CHS Choirs. For tickets, please contact the CHS choir or Mrs. Sonnemaker at 283-1778.

– Susan Sonnemaker teaches choir at Carson High and is a member of Senator Pride.

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