Community Briefly for May 28 |

Community Briefly for May 28

Donate old cell phones to troops

May is Military Appreciation Month, and residents can show their patriotism and pride by donating their old cell phones to help the troops call home.

In 2010, the Veterans and Family Memorial Care organization providers nationwide collected enough old cell phones to proved the troops with more than a million free calling minutes.

The goal for 2011 is two million free minutes. Each phone provides one hour of free talk time allowing the nation’s heroes to stay connected with family and friends back home.

People can drop off cell phones locally at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 1281 N. Roop St.

For more information, call 882-4965.

Teen candidates sought for Marine program

The Devil Pups are looking for a few really good teenagers, ages 14-17, to attend their annual summer encampment July 20-30 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Teens interested in receiving Marine-style training, can contact Major George Class USMC retired at 782-9521 or 721-5643.

Fight cancer with line dancing

A country line dance program to benefit American Cancer Society will take place 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the Dayton Community Center, Pike Street, Dayton.

Country line dancing lessons taught by Bob Truesdale are 6-7 p.m. followed by dancing to live music by Don & Nadine from 7-10 p.m.

Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. For more information, call 720-3198.

Historic church to celebrate 150th anniversary

First Presbyterian Church celebrates 150 year anniversary June 5.

As part of the recognition of this anniversary, the congregation plans to provide special mission projects throughout the Carson City community. The theme for the mission projects is “The Church has Left The Building: Spreading the Good News of God’s Grace.”

Projects include garden work, painting, worship services for assisted living homes, preparation of homeless kits, repair and painting of a school habitat area, and senior home repairs.

In addition, there will be one worship service at 10 a.m. June 5 featuring a mortgage burning ceremony, tours of the original sanctuary, a catered barbecue, and music entertainment provided by The Back Forty.

“Treasured Memories,” a book providing a look back at the history of the historic church, will be available.

For more information, call the church at 882-1031.