Out & About Community Calendar of Events & Activities | NevadaAppeal.com

Out & About Community Calendar of Events & Activities

by Kim Riggs, special to the Appeal

I hope you all have a happy new year. I am looking forward to a wonderful year ahead, as I hope all of you will find in 2003. Big thanks to everyone in the community who helped so many.

Thank you to local builder Syncon Homes for the large donation of Albertson’s gift certificates for families in need of food during the holidays. One mother with three children cried when she received her gift cards.

I also need to thank all the people at Salvation Army for their dedication to helping families up until the last minute. They helped 50 families in two hours on Dec. 24. Salvation Army and the amazing businesses that helped them should feel very proud to have assisted parents who had no other services to turn to the day before Christmas. I would also like to thank Friends in Service Helping for the wonderful food baskets it distributed again this year to families truly in need. Both these organizations and all their individual supporters deserve a big thank you.

Out & About

Who: Carson City Elks Lodge No. 2177

Time: Friday

What: Tom’s Famous Fish Fry

Where: 515 N. Nevada St.

Help Needed: People who enjoy eating Tom’s famous fish dinner, which includes hush puppies, french fries and great cole slaw. The proceeds help local children in need and veterans in Carson City.

Cost: $6.50 per person

Contact: Nita Yeager, club manager

Call: 882-2177

Who: Carson City Jaycees

What: Happy Feet Program

Where: Carson City

What: Enables children to receive shoes in several different organizations, including Advocates to End Domestic Violence, Child Protective Services and Nevada Hispanic Services. They are hoping to expand to other organization that directly help local Carson City children in need.

Fund-raiser: The annual summer Chili/Salsa Cook-Off and Beer Tasting. Keep reading to mark that date on your calendar.

Contact: Lori Brown, president

Call: 882-7207

This week: Another thank you to the businesses that helped so many children in Carson City: Carson Toyota/Mazda, the Carson City Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service, Cal Federal Bank, City Hall, Colonial Bank, Denny’s Restaurant, Gaming Control Board, Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant, Greater Nevada Credit Union, Port of Subs, Assist To Sell, Prudential Realty, Nevada Secretary of State’s office, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, The Manger, Gotchy’s Shoes, Wells Fargo Bank, Kuckenmeister, Bayliss, Casey & Allen LLC, WNCC, First Presbyterian Church and the Nevada Appeal.

Contact me with your information at: Kimriggs@Att.Net