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Rummage sale benefits ill little boy

Kim Riggs
Special to the Appeal

Sue Lamon came by to remind me that Saturday is the Joey Cusumano rummage sale. She also wanted to thank our community for the outpouring of kindness for Joey.

Thank you to everyone who has helped out this little boy, who is fighting Hodgkins lymphoma. You can help by checking out the merchandise and purchasing a few items. If you still have items to donate, drop them off Saturday at the site.

Joey’s Rummage Sale

WHAT: Cusumano family rummage sale

WHERE: Parking lot at 727 Fairview Dr.

WHEN: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday.

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CONTACT: Sue Lamon at 684-7291

PROCEEDS: All money raised will go directly to Joey and his family.

Joey’s Web page: Click on “Visit a Caringbridge” site, then type in “joeycusumano.”


This event is a great way to recognize so many wonderful and hard-working individuals.

From Humanitarian of the Year to Organization of the Year, all of the 12 Community Awards categories represent people who have helped others or achieved excellence in some area.

The finalists have been selected, and I feel sorry for the judging committee because there are so many special people in each category that narrowing it down to one will be difficult.

Nevada first lady Dawn Gibbons and Nevada Appeal publisher John DiMambro will be presenting the awards at a banquet Tuesday.

Nevada Appeal

Community Awards

WHAT: Nevada Appeal Community Awards

WHERE: Carson Nugget banquet room

WHEN: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday

COST: $20 at the door

CONTACT: 882-2111


Check out the Washoe County Regional Park Web site for activities. You can check out who’s playing at the summer concert series, such as the one I went to on the lawn at Hawkins Amphitheater.

It also has a ton of free events for children to do this summer, including heading over to Bower’s Mansion Saturday so little ones can learn how to make a pine cone bird feeder.

Washoe County

Department of

Regional Parks

WHO: Washoe County Parks Department

WHAT: Summer events for adults and children; kids’ events 1Ð2 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 25

WHERE: Various locations throughout Washoe County

COST: Concert prices range from $40-$62; all child events are free

INFORMATION: (775) 849-1825 or


Pencils for Peace

Project update

Gary Lyon sent me an update on the Pencils for Peace Program and photos of the recent delivery of books and school supplies donated by Fremont Elementary and the Carson City Library to Afghan children.

Attached was a note from “Guy on the Ground” Dean Miller: “The headmasters at both schools were told these were gifts from American school children who wanted the children of Afghanistan to be successful. It was all appreciated very much.”

If you want to check out the photos, drop me a line, and I will send them to you. Excellent job by all the children at Fremont, who have learned that there are no barriers, color, religious beliefs or judgment when providing another a hand in receiving an education.

NEXT WEEK: Fourth of July at the Comstock, the Carson Downtown Wine walk with a special event at the Brewery Arts Center.

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