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NHS adopting families; BAC cooking up a fundraiser

Kim Riggs
For the Appeal

Carson High School National Honor Society provides support throughout the year to assists many organizations in our community. When it comes to Christmas, NHS sponsor Angila Golik makes sure they help families within the Carson City School District who are in need.

This year, NHS is adopting six families who have been identified by the Kids in Transition Program as living in poverty, many of them living in hotels.

Golik’s motivation is contagious, and her students jump right in. The families requested items such as shoes, car seats, a tricycle, diapers and food. The students were very touched by what they provided last year for this special Christmas adoption, but they also know it was because of the financial support from the community. The students again welcome any donation or help you can give to them so they can make Christmas a little brighter for these families. The party is Dec. 15, and they look forward to once again meeting the families and surrounding them in the spirit of giving.

Adopt a Family Christmas Service Event

WHO: Carson High School National Honor Society

WHERE: Drop off items at the front desk of the high school for Angila Golik

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WHEN: The families will be presented with their gifts at a dinner on Dec. 15.

CONTACT: Golik at 283-1737

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Soroptimist International of Carson City is offering educational award opportunities for local women and girls through three separate awards.

The Violet Richardson Award is offered to girls ages 14-17 who provide volunteer service in their community. If you know of a young lady who has identified a problem in her community or the world and has worked hard to address it and assist in helping others, please nominate her for this award.

The three Women’s Opportunity Awards are $500 grants given to a woman who is either a single parent or a head of household who is attempting to re-enter the workplace or improve her skills in order to provide a better life for her family. The Making a Difference Award honors a woman in our community who is making an extraordinary difference in the lives of other women.

Soroptimist international awards

WHAT: Awards that honor women working to make a difference

WHEN: The deadline to apply for the Violet Richardson Award and the Youth Citizenship Award is Dec. 15. The Women’s Opportunity Award deadline is March 15. Winners are submitted for judging at the regional level of Soroptimist International.

CONTACT: To obtain an application, call Dianne Hilliard at 445-3288, or Loretta Roche at 246-7480. Soroptimist International of Carson City meets each Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at the Carson Nugget second floor.

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With its Pottery and Pasta benefit, the Brewery Arts Center sells spaghetti in original handmade bowls. For one price, you get a great dinner and get to keep the bowl, while helping a local program. John Procaccini says he is personally making the spaghetti, and with a name like that – you can bet it is going to be tasty. All meals will be served in original bowls handmade by BAC pottery instructors and Muffy Vhay, who founded the studio several years ago.

Pottery and pasta

WHERE: Artisans’ Store at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

WHEN: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday

COST: Bowls will be $15 a person. Also available will be a student pottery sale at discounted prices

CONTACT: Brewery Arts Center at 883-1976.

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Drop-off Areas for Toy and Clothing Donations

Toys for Tots

• Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St.

• Dick Campagni’s Carson City Toyota, 3659 S. Carson St.; you can win a 2008 Yaris for donating toys.

• Wal-Mart locations at 3200 Market St. and Topsy Lane

• 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday at Applebee’s, 3300 S. Carson St.

• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Harley-Davidson Building on Research Way

• 10 a.m. Saturday at Eagle Valley Golf Course

• 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 15 at Starbucks locations in Carson City, Lake Tahoe area and Gardnerville. Free coffee for toy donation.

Star Trees for Angels

The program gives Christmas gifts to foster children and foster homes.

• Qdoba Mexican Restaurant, 933 Topsy Lane

• Daytona Casino, 4 Pine Cone Road, Dayton

• The Children’s Museum, 813 N. Carson St.

• Award Zone, 222 E. Washington St.

• First Christian Church, 2211 Mouton Drive

• Eagle’s Wings Christian Fellowship, 150 Roland Avenue

• Maui Wowi, 1910 E. College Parkway

• To have your information included, contact Kim Riggs at kimriggs@att.net.