Perfect weather for giving |

Perfect weather for giving

Kim Riggs
For the Appeal

Joey Cusumano turned 11 in April, but he didn’t spend it eating cake and having fun. Joey was in Oakland, Calif., at the Children’s Hospital, fighting for his life.

You can read the daily journal written by his mother, Roseanne, and realize how extremely hard it must be for this amazing young man and his loving parents.

When you sit and read these journals, you see the ups and downs of chemotherapy, hair loss, and separation from your friends. Please take a moment to remember how lucky you are.

Some amazing women, including Mary Kuckenmeister and Sue Lamon, are helping to organize a city rummage sale to offset the family’s major medical, travel and food expenses.

“This is a great kid who deserves everything we can give,” Lamon said.

Cusumano Family Rummage Sale

WHERE: Parking Lot at 727 Fairview Dr.

WHEN: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 30

CONTACT: Sue Lamon at 684-7291

Joey’s Web site:


The golf clubs are out with this beautiful weather. We have the annual Sertoma Charity Golf Tournament coming up next month. The Sertoma club helps local programs that assist children with hearing, speech, diabetes and cancer problems.

The funds raised go back into our community to help children, so call Frank, Rick and John and get ready to hit some balls at Eagle Valley Golf Course. Your spouse must let you go golfing for this great cause.

Carson Sertoma Golf Tournament

WHERE: Eagle Valley Golf Course, East Course, 9:00 a.m. shotgun

WHEN: 9 a.m. June 16

COST: $85

CONTACT: Frank Taylor at 885-7579, Rick Ghiglieri at 883-9678, or John Peshik at 882-2603.


Don’t forget the kids this coming Saturday. The May Day Celebration is at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada. The museum is bringing a little sunshine from Hawaii. The Kaulana Na Pau O Hula Company will teach the hula and how to make Hawaiian crafts to celebrate May Day.

Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada’s May Day Celebration

WHERE: 813 N. Carson Street

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

CONTACT: 884-2226


Wine Tasting is always a welcome event and helping children get an education as well is fantastic.

Thanks to this fundraiser, my oldest is still attending college. This is a new venue for the CHS Football Booster Club, and it sounds like a wonderful time and a great way to help local boys get some well-deserved scholarships.

Carson City High School Football Booster Club’s Wine-Tasting Gala

WHEN: 5-8 p.m. June 1

WHERE: Nevada State Library & Archives, 100 N. Stewart Street

COST: $25 per person

CONTACT: Lori at 287-4025


The next event is for those who enjoy the Wild West. The saga begins with Nevada’s history from the Ghost of Mark Twain to Bugsy, Harrah, Hughes, and even a story or two about Marilyn Monroe.

Soroptimist International presents “The Ghost of Mark Twain” for their annual comedy night. This performance will be entertaining as well as funny.

Come join McAvoy Lane as Mark Twain telling all the little secrets of the Silver State.

Soroptimist International of Carson City presents ‘The Ghost of Mark Twain’

WHERE: The Brewery Arts Center, Performance Hall, 449 W. King St.

WHEN: 7 p.m. June 23

COST: $25 per person

CONTACT: Karen at 772-2348 or Kristy at the Carson Horseshoe Club, 883-2211

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: CASA, Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevada, CCSD Homeless Program, CHS Cinderella Program, Special Olympics, Jubilee Center, Camp TLC

Next Week: Brewery Arts Center announces dates for free annual music festival

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